IN further breaking news the BBC are reporting that Brendan Rodgers has agreed to become the next manager of Liverpool FC and will officially be announced in the next 24 hours, having signed a three-year contract with the Merseyside club.
Swansea City and Liverpool are understood to have agreed a compensation package for the 39-year old, with the Welsh club set to receive a payment of between £4 million and £5 million to release Rodgers from a recently signed contract.
Clarification surrounding the yet to be confirmed Sporting Director role is said to have been the major sticking point for future working conditions, leaving Rodgers in pole-position to join the Reds, who after initially distancing himself from the role, as reported on L4L on Monday, agreed to meet with FSG.
It now seems Rodgers’ last game as Swansea City manager will be the 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Premier League’s final round of fixtures at the Liberty Stadium.
• 1973: Born 26 January in Carnlough, Northern Ireland
• 1987: Begins career as a defender with Ballymena United
• 1990: Joins Reading as a teenager before being forced to retire through injury. Remains at the Berkshire club in their coaching set-up
• 2004: Jose Mourinho appoints Rodgers as Chelsea youth-team manager
• 2006: The Blues promote him to reserve team manager
• 2008: Joins Watford
• June 2009: Returns to Reading to replace Steve Coppell
• December 2009: Leaves by mutual consent after a difficult start
• July 2010: Returns to management with Swansea
• May 2011: Guides the Swans to promotion from the Championship via the play-offs
• May 2012: Agrees deal to become manager of Liverpool Football Club
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