Why Brendan Rodgers is perfect for Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers

The former Liverpool man is available and could be an ideal replacement for Tim Sherwood.

Aston Villa’s home defeat to Swansea at the weekend was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Tim Sherwood, who has been relieved of his managerial responsibilities following a terrible run of form for the Birmingham-based outfit.

Potential replacements are being touted in the press, with one name standing out as a strong option.

Brendan Rodgers is out of work after being axed at Liverpool and if the Northern Irishman is interested in a role at Villa Park, the Premier League side would be wise to pounce for him.

During his time at both Swansea City and at Anfield, the ambitious coach has brought progressive attacking football to the table – something Villa fans have been starved of in recent times.

His work in progressing the Welsh side’s ongoing project was significant, while Rodgers was a result or two away from delivering a remarkable title success to the Merseyside club in 2013-14.

However, looking at the current Villa squad, Rodgers would surely be an ideal candidate to get the best out of a number of players.

He played a significant role in developing Raheem Sterling and helped the young star evolve into a star, with his man-management skills being praised by plenty of players that have worked under him in the past.

With a number of exciting young starlets in the Villa ranks, Rodgers could well be the man to get the best from them and build a side around the likes of Jack Grealish, Adama Traore, Jordan Veretout and others.

Although not completely backed by the Liverpool fans towards the end of his tenure at Anfield, Rodgers deserves respect for his work in the Premier League and would be an exciting appointment for Villa.

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