Brendan Rodgers is currently the manager of Liverpool having signed a three-year deal with the Merseyside club last summer. Rodgers made the difficult decision to leave Swansea and embark on a new chapter in his career, with the Reds finish 7th in his first season at the helm..
Rodgers' playing career was cut short at the age of just 20 due to a leg injury he sustained while at Reading. He chose to stay on at the club and gained valuable experience as a coach, until moving onto Chelsea and working under Jose Mourinho as the reserve team manager.
Rogders has had a relatively short managerial career having only started in 2008. The Northern Irishman's first job as manager came at Championship club Watford, but he was only there for six months as he chose to join Reading in the summer of 2009 after leading the Hornets to a 13th place finish in the league.
He didn't last much longer at Reading, and after a dissapointing string of results he left by mutual consent in December 2009.
Rodgers joined Swansea in July 2010 and at the first time of asking he led the club to promotion to the Premier League. Swansea finished 3rd in the league and beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 on aggregate to set up a play-off final with his old club Reading. In a thrilling final at Wembley, Swansea's Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick as the club came out 4-2 winners as they became the first Welsh club to win promotion to the Premier League.
Swansea enjoyed a great debut season in the top flight, which ended with a 1-0 win against Liverpool, meaning they finished in a creditable 11th place.