New Anfield boss appointed.
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Brendan Rodgers agrees deal to become new Liverpool manager
Brendan Rodgers has agreed a deal to become the new manager of Liverpool Football Club.
The 39-year-old will sign a three-year contract at Anfield and his appointment is likely to be officially confirmed within 24 hours.
Liverpool will pay Swansea City between £4m and £5m in compensation to secure the Northern Irishman’s services.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
So that’s that then.
After two weeks of speculation following Kenny Dalglish’s sacking Liverpool have appointed a successor. Brendan Rodgers had reportedly declined the opportunity to speak to the Anfield side about the vacant post but somewhere along the line reversed that stance. During that interim period Roberto Martinez also met the Merseyside club’s American owners but the Wigan man appears to have been pipped to the post by the Liberty Stadium boss.
Ironically Rodgers last fixture as Swansea City boss came against Liverpool, a fixture the Welsh side won 1-0.
The 39 year old former Chelsea youth team coach has also had unspectacular spells at Watford and Reading before his stint at Swansea City, whom he helped to steer back to the top flight for the first time in almost 30 years and followed up that achievement with a healthy 11th placed finish in his first Premier League campaign.