Brendan Rodgers will’reject’ Newcastle’s offer in order to take over as manager of Manchester City in 2023.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the Newcastle job amid speculations that Steve Bruce may be fired, but the Leicester manager is also on Manchester City’s radar as a possible successor to Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City are apparently eyeing Brendan Rodgers as a potential successor to Pep Guardiola, and he will reportedly refuse any offer to be Newcastle United’s next manager. Rodgers has been connected with the Newcastle United manager’s job following rumors that Steve Bruce will be fired following the Premier League club’s £305 million takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium.
Bruce is under fire ahead of Newcastle’s return to action against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with his team currently 19th in the Premier League table.
Mike Ashley sold the club to a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund last week, and the manager was anticipated to be fired this week, but no decision has been made.
Newcastle currently has the wealthiest owners in the Premier League, thanks to the club’s sale last week, and they’ve been associated with a number of elite coaches, including former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and former Chelsea, Juventus, and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte.
According to the Daily Mail, Rodgers would reject any approach as he considers replacing Guardiola at the end of next season.
Rodgers, who was previously desired by City, is said to be in the running to succeed Guardiola when his contract expires in 2023, according to the publication.
Rodgers has guided Leicester to consecutive fifth-place finishes and the FA Cup triumph last season, but he is thought to be unhappy with some of the decisions made at the King Power Stadium, particularly in terms of recruitment.
Rodgers’ wife is also said to want to return to the North West, where he was manager at Liverpool from 2012 to 2015.
When Roberto Mancini was appointed manager in 2009, it was thought that City wanted Rodgers on the coaching staff, but the Italian instead hired David Platt.
Guardiola, 50, has led City to three Premier League crowns, four League Cups, one FA Cup, and last season’s Champions League final, and the Etihad club will want a manager worthy of extending his legacy when he leaves.
Rodgers is a well regarded coach who has won championships and impressed with Celtic. “Brinkwire News Summary.”