Former Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers, has emerged as one of the favourites to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Manchester United manager in recent weeks. And it is not hard to see why, considering the tremendous job that he has done since joining Leicester City, guiding them to an FA Cup and a Community Shield, as well as back to back 5th place finishes in the Premier League.
Before that, he enjoyed a spectacular spell at Celtic as well and it was under him that the Glasgow giants were transformed into the Treble winning machine that would go on to completely dominate Scottish football for four straight years.
His stint at Celtic is not remembered as fondly though because of the manner in which he departed the club. And thus, his recent decision surrounding a potential Manchester United move in the middle of the season will come as a surprise to many.
As reported by Eurosport, Manchester United have been made aware that Rodgers has little interest in taking over right now and has a desire to see through this season with Leicester City, as he does not want to leave halfway through a campaign, giving them very little time to replace him.
The former Celtic manager’s Manchester United stance is surprising
Such a stance from Rodgers is surprising because of two reasons. First, because Manchester United are still one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Secondly, because Rodgers has changed clubs in the middle of a season in the past, when he left Celtic to join Leicester City back in early 2019.
Whatever maybe the case, it remains to be seen how things turn out in this saga and we have know how quickly things can change in football. Also, Manchester United have been linked with several other managers as well, including the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.
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