Friday 30 September 2016

Brendan Rodgers spotted at London school tour as Chelsea rumours continue

Published 11/11/2015 | 10:29

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has again been linked with a move to replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, after he reportedly attended a school open day near the Blues' Cobham training base.

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Initial reports that one-time Chelsea coach Rodgers could be a contender to replace the under-pressure Mourinho were dismissed as fanciful after his difficult spell at Liverpool came to an end last month.

Yet odds makers have trimmed the odds on Rodgers accepting a role at Chelsea after he was spotted was with partner Charlotte Hind during an open morning at an independent school close to Chelsea's training ground, fuelling speculation that he is planning a move to the area.

Cobham is one of the more affluent areas of the UK and private school fees would be huge, but that would not concern the former Liverpool boss after his huge pay-off following his sacking an Anfield.

Rodgers was a junior member of staff at Chelsea during Mourinho's first spell in charge of the Stamford Bridge club, but a move to recruit a coach who lost some of his credibility in his final year at Liverpool would still seem like a long shot.

Mourinho looks set to be in charge when Chelsea take on Norwich in their next Premier League match on November 21st, with former boss Carlo Ancelotti still the favourite to replace him if he is sacked before the end of this season.

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