He will be joined by three members of his Swansea backroom staff after Swans chairman Huw Jenkins held discussions with the LFC board this morning, and confirmed that assistant manager Colin Pascoe, performance analyst Chris Davies and performance consultant Glen Driscoll would also leave the Welsh side with immediate effect.
Pascoe, a former Swansea player, was seen as Rodgers right-hand man at the Liberty Stadium. Driscoll had spent 10 years working as a performance analyst at Chelsea, before moving to South Wales only last year along with Davies, who previously worked with Rodgers at Reading.
On the imminent departure of losing his manager, Jenkins said:
“I was contacted by Liverpool last night and they expressed their wish to speak to Brendan regarding their vacancy. I had a discussion with Brendan to talk about their interest and his views on whether he wanted to speak to Liverpool.
“He expressed his wish with me to do that and he has spoken to Liverpool today. Following on from discussions with Liverpool’s owners, Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool.”
It is thought that Rodgers accepted the offer after receiving reassurances that he will have control over team affairs, and can impose a footballing style and philosophy which in keeping with what owners FSG and Liverpool FC want.
FSG’s agenda was always to appoint a young coach with a passion for attractive, fluid, attacking football and in Rodgers, it appears they have such a coach.
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