Brendan Rodgers named as favourite for England hot-seat

Brendan Rodgers

Speculation continues to mount as to who will be the next England manager, with ex Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers favourite.

Skybet have named Brendan Rodgers as the 4/1 favourite to take over as the next England manager, when Roy Hodgson finally departs.

The Northern-Irishman has been unemployed since his acrimonious departure from Anfield earlier on in the season.

He so nearly achieved the impossible in taking Liverpool to within two points of winning the Premier League in 2014.

Steven Gerrard's unfortunate slip at home to Chelsea, and three late goals conceded to Crystal Palace eventually proved costly and saw Manchester City lift the title.

Rodgers has drawn praise from pundits for implementing his exciting, high-tempo style of play. Kop legend Robbie Fowler went on record to say he rated the ex-Liverpool boss highly, telling the Daily Star:

"I don't think he was a failure as such. I think he did very well but football is a results business now and if you're not getting the results that you want and you're not winning leagues or cups then questions are going to be asked.

"Sadly for Brendan that was the case but I actually thought he was a very good Liverpool manager. I thought his man management style was very good."

Although he is still 'young', in terms of football management, the steep learning curves he has already experienced will hold him in good stead, should he be named the new national team manager.

Rodgers began his managerial career at Watford in 2008.

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