Brendan Rodgers is continuing to be linked with the Liverpool manager vacancy despite turning down the chance to be interviewed earlier this month. An official second approach has not yet been made for the talented Swansea boss but media reports continue to swirl, with rumours indicating that the two parties will hold talks this week.
Rodgers caught the eye last season following his impressive work with Premier League debutants Swansea, who in 2011 become the first Welsh club to win promotion to England’s top flight. Swansea’s refreshing brand of attacking, fast-paced football saw them beat the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, resulting in a creditable 11th-placed finish. However, the club now face a fight to hold onto their sought-after manager. Rodgers initially rejected an approach from Liverpool, due to the number of candidates they were planning on interviewing, but now speculation is rife that he could be persuaded to reconsider if The Reds come calling this week.
Roberto Martinez remains the narrow favourite with most bookmakers in the Next Liverpool Manager Betting but Rodgers’ odds have been considerably cut. Martinez met with Fenway Sports Group last Thursday and is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday. Meanwhile reports have emerged that Wigan owner Dave Whelan is set to offer Martinez a whopping deal to stay at the club. Elsewhere Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is also attracting interest after leading his club to the German league and cup double.