Thursday 23 November 2017

Brendan Rodgers to pocket close to €10m following Liverpool sacking

Brendan Rodgers unveiled as Liverpool manager in 2012
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Brendan Rodgers can expect a pay-off of £7m (€9.4m) following his sacking as Liverpool manager yesterday.

The former Swansea boss was shown the door following the 1-1 draw against Everton at the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park following a disappointing start to the season.

The Northern Ireland man signed a three-year contract when he took over as Anfield manager in 2012, but after a successful second season in charge where the Reds came close to securing a first league title since 1990, was given a new four-year deal in May of last year.

Ian Ayre, the chief executive, and the FSG president Mike Gordon spoke to Rodgers within an hour of the draw at Goodison Park to inform him of the board's decision. Ayre visited Rodgers's home after Gordon delivered the news by phone.

The 42-year-old will be devastated his tenure has ended so soon into a season as he hoped to be given more time to oversee what he felt was another period of transition. He had given a robust defence of his coaching credentials in recent weeks, not least in the aftermath of what turned out to be his final game in charge.

He can expect a compensation package in the region of £7m following the club’s decision to dispense with his services.

Jurgen Klopp appears favourite to take over and the club have already opened negotiations with the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

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