Leeds United head coach Steve Evans revealed on the Fantasy Football Club show on Sky Sports 1 on Friday evening that Brendan Rodgers plans to return to football management next summer.
Rodgers is without a managerial job at the moment after being sacked as the Liverpool boss last month.
"I have been speaking to Brendan Rodgers and he was going to look at it in the summer of 2016, and yet within a week of that conversation I had a call from Massimo Cellino asking me if I would be able to meet him," said Evans on the Fantasy Football Club show on Sky Sports 1 on Friday evening.
Rodgers started his managerial career at Watford in 2008 before having a brief spell at Reading.
The Northern Irishman then took charge of Swansea City, and his success at the Liberty Stadium promoted Liverpool to make their move in 2012.
However, Liverpool failed to finish in the top four last season and also could not progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool after the 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby last month, with former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp succeeding him at Anfield.