Brendan Rodgers might be the luckiest man in English football right now. He has held “positive” talks with the club’s owners and the result, his job is safe.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given the go-ahead to revive his and the club’s fortunes next season following talks with his hierarchy.The primary focus of the talks was how to reshape the side to achieve his targets next season, formulating a ‘comprehensive plan for improvement’.
Rodgers emerged from the meeting at Liverpool’s club offices on Tuesday afternoon following three hours of talks with owner Tom Werner and director Mike Gordon. Werner met the 42-year-old Reds boss in the city on Tuesday as part of his end-of-season review.
Werner and Gordon flew into Liverpool from the United States on Monday night by private jet. Neither the club nor Rodgers have made any official comment on the talks.The discussions are believed to have been progressive, with all parties having agreed to move forward together.After two hours of talks it was confirmed Rodgers remains in charge, although it remains to be seen if there will be any changes to personnel behind the scenes.
Rodgers was appointed as Liverpool manager on 1 June, 2012, but admitted after the 6-1 defeat at Stoke on the final day of the season that his future was in doubt. That was the first time in 52 years the Reds had let in six goals in the league but Rodgers, 42, insisted he still has “a lot to offer the club”, despite winning no silverware during his three years in charge.
As reported by Sky Sports: “Yes, there was disappointment about their failure to qualify for the Champions League, and there was disappointment that they have not been able to build on the success of the previous season.
“But as it stands, it looks like the owners are being true to their word and that was that the change of manager -or potential change of manager- was not on the agenda.”
Privately, club sources persistently dismissed claims JurgenKlopp and Carlo Ancelotti were under consideration to replace Rodgers.Although Rodgers will have faced some difficult questions regarding Liverpool’s underperformance, the will remains to see him continue and develop as a coach at Anfield.Rodgers signed a new four-year contract 12 months ago after almost winning the title but they finished sixth last season, and missed out on a place in the Champions League.