Brendan Rodgers is currently the favourite to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle following their recent takeover, so we’ve taken a look at some of his best moments over the past year – provided by funnyman Darren Farley.
From cup success to Champions League heartbreak, Newcastle fans will be familiar with the ups and downs that Rodgers’s Leicester have seen in recent years, so we think he could be the perfect man for the job!
First things first, if Steve Bruce is shown the door, the Newcastle owners will have to interview their preferred candidate. Here’s how things went last time Brendan was offered a job:
Getting Through Bad Patches
Most teams get the benefit of a “honeymoon period” when a new manager comes in to the club, but every manager will inevitably see their players go through a bad patch at some point. Not Brendan Rodgers, though, as he’s got the perfect solution to any poor run of form – and he’s even willing to share it with the man who replaced him!
Dealing with Failure
At a club as big as Newcastle, success is expected to come thick and fast, but with so much rebuilding to do and so many changes to be made, failure in the short-term is inevitable to make way for growth in the long term. Here’s how Brendan Rodgers dealt with last season’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, something he may have to go through again this season, at least:
Finally, when the team is rebuilt, the training ground upgraded, and the project in full swing, the cups should start flowing. Rodgers already has some experience with this, having taken home the FA Cup and Charity Shield this year alone – to add to his massive collection from north of the border. Here’s how he likes to celebrate:
The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Newcastle fans will be wanting to find out what their potential new manager is like as a person, so it’s time to get to know what Brendan Rodgers is like when he’s not winning football matches. Last year’s appearance on Room 101 gives us a peek behind the curtain and gives us a glimpse of the man the Rodgers is:
Darren Farley has met plenty of big names in the footballing world – check out some of his classic encounters right here!