BrotherMan Utd is ready to spend $ 10.7 million to redeem the contract between Brendan Rodgers with Leicester City for him to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to the sheet Sun, the leadership of Man Utd has contacted Rodgers to suggest him to move to Old Trafford. The Northern Irishman is said to be enthusiastic about this invitation.

Rodgers is a potential candidate to replace Solskjaer to lead Man Utd. Photo: Reuters.

In the contract between Rodgers and Leicester, there is a clause that allows the 48-year-old coach to freely negotiate with clubs participating in the Champions League. Man Utd fit this criteria, so Leicester cannot stop if Rodgers wants to leave.

Man Utd must pay 10.7 million USD in contract termination fee if they want to have Rodgers’ services. This figure is more than the $ 10.1 million they compensated Solskjaer when he fired the Norwegian coach.

Some newspapers even claim that Rodgers has started looking for a home in Cheshire, near Manchester; At the same time, it was revealed that the leadership of Man Utd agreed not to grant transfer money to the former Liverpool coach in January. They asked Rodgers to try to maximize the capacity of the existing team.

Rodgers started his career with the Chelsea reserve team in 2006. He went through English clubs such as Watford, Reading, Swansea before being appointed by Liverpool in 2012. Rodgers’ three jobs at Anfield are considered to be the foundation for the success of Jurgen Klopp later. After leaving Liverpool, Rodgers went to Scotland to lead Celtic.

Rodgers has been managing Leicester since February 2019. He helped this club find the image of the team that won the 2015-2016 Premier League. During the two seasons Rodgers worked full-time at King Power Stadium, Leicester both finished the Premier League season in fifth place. Last year, he helped “Foxes” win the FA Cup and win the British Super Cup this season.

However, Rodgers’ Leicester are playing unsuccessfully this season. Losing Chelsea 0-3 last weekend made them drop to 12th. In the Europa League, “Foxes” only ranked third in Group C after four matches. Therefore, many Man Utd fans doubt Rodgers’ ability to succeed at Old Trafford.

Vinh San (follow Metro)


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