Exclusive: Brendan Rodgers reaches verbal agreement with Manchester United

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has verbally agreed to take over as Manchester United manager, CaughtOffside understands.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Old Trafford looks increasingly precarious after the team’s poor recent form, with six defeats from their last 12 in all competitions, including recent defeats at home to Liverpool and Manchester City.

Rodgers has impressed in his time as Leicester boss, winning the FA Cup with the Foxes last season and turning the side into regular challengers for the top four, and it seems only a matter of time before he lands himself a bigger job.

Sources close to the current managerial situation at United have now informed CaughtOffside that significant progress is being made on appointing Rodgers, though some hurdles remain.

Brendan Rodgers to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

Although Rodgers is ready to take over at Man Utd, CaughtOffside understands that his preference would be to wait until next season.

Manchester City are also admirers of Rodgers, having earmarked him as a potential long-term successor to Pep Guardiola, as we reported here.

Pros and cons of Brendan Rodgers becoming the next Man United manager

A source close to the deal told CaughtOffside: “Brendan Rodgers to Manchester United…he’s agreed it, there’s just question marks over when he’ll take over. That could be at the end of the season, which he would prefer, but United are pushing for now.”

The Northern Irish tactician previously enjoyed great success at Liverpool and Celtic before his current role at Leicester, and it seems he’s now ready for the huge challenge of reviving this struggling Red Devils side.

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  1. I don’t think it is the right decision to appoint rodgers to man united because he has no record of winning epl title, and he is not experienced in winning major trophies like champions league, epl…..man united should stop looking for a successor and hire only first class coaches who have coached big teams in europe and won titles with them…United should only hire first class coaches consecutively giving them a minimum of two years each to win a major trophy, by doing this trophies will come because they are professionals….and this is what chelsea, bayern, real madrid, juve, psg do to win titles…NOT THROUGH HIRING AMATEURS or with litle credentials hoping them to be professionals because it takes time to nurture coaches with no gurantee for them to be professionals just like solskjaer…man united should discard the idea of looking for a successor because first class coaches are always available with their ways of winning major trophies within a short period of time…

    1. So you want: Wenger, Ferguson, Klopp, Pep, Jose-Again, Ranieri, Conti etc…Only been 7-8 managers that have won EPL…Bit thin choice…. Think again…lol

  2. It’s probably all paper talk but I would be delighted if they sack Ollie and replace him with the Leicester manager. Brendan Rodgers is a top class coach who has over achieved at Leicester through shrewd buys, good systems and tactics and creating a great team ethic. He has the ability to develop young players and keep egos in check. All the sort of qualities desperately needed at Old Trafford. Big names!!! We’ve had a few and they come with equally big egos. Please no more LVG or Mourinho’s for United. Please, please appoint Brendan now.

    1. Hi Alan, A very good summary of the situation and your assessment of Brendan Rodgers. He reads a game so well and thinks on his feet, so he is able to make changes at half time. Something we have badly missed.

  3. If this is true, there is no way Rodgers can stay at Leicester until the end of the season. The Leicester supporters would make his life a misery. If this turns out not to be true then no one will believe a word you print again.

  4. If This Is True! It’ll Be A Great Job And Title Challenger For European Competitions, And Epl. But For Me I Love Ole to Stay to The End Of This Season.

    1. Agree, where were all ‘the big clubs’ chasing Rodgers when Leicester gave him a new challenge in the PL? – Nowhere to be seen as usual – all these so called ‘inside information’ journalists are probably frustrated ‘big 4’ supporters trying to raise their profile

  5. Man U managers job is a poisonous chalice whilst the Glazier’s are pulling the strings … Brendon Rogers is aware of this & wouldn’t wanna take a chance with them. Leic C F C best club in the world because the owners have made it so. Other clubs inc Man U run as a business with profit in mind, not so LCFC which is a Community Project with the fans always 1st consideration !!!

  6. Is Brendan Rogers not under contract at Leicester City? If he is, then the club’s consent will be required if he is to move to Manchester. That may not be forthcoming and even if it is, then they will look for substantial compensation.

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  8. Is Brendan Rogers not under contract at Leicester City? If he is, then the club’s consent will be required if he is to move to Manchester. That may not be forthcoming and even if it is, then they will look for substantial compensation.

  9. Brendan Rodgers is not a dream manager for a big club like United; actually not for The Big three in the EPL. He is not at the level of Klop, Guardiola, Tuchel and Conte. Go for Rodgers only if you are looking for a top ten and may be an FA cup not Champion’s League.

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