Brendan Rodgers proud to become Liverpool FC manager
Brendan Rodgers appeared to initially rebuff Liverpool FC’s advances this summer, although the Merseyside club have got their man and the northern Irishman has become the permanent replacement to Kenny Dalglish at Anfield.
June 1st, 2012
The 39-year-old has clearly impressed Liverpool’s owners with his vision for the club, not to mention his previous achievements with Swansea City where Rodgers guided the Welsh club into the Premier League before ensuring they held steady in the top flight last term.
“I’m very proud, it’s a club with wonderful tradition and I feel very blessed with the opportunity to manage the club,” Rodgers said.
“Once I had found out I was the number one target from the important people at Liverpool it was quite an easy decision,” he said.
It had appeared that Roberto Martinez would take over at Anfield, although the Wigan Athletic boss will now remain at the DW Stadium this summer.
Although Rodgers is 39, he has been involved in coaching for a long time, something he was keen to point out.
“This is long-term, that was important to me, to come into a project over a number of years,” he said.
“For me (the attraction), is to defend the principles of this great club, offensive football with tactical discipline, and to retain the values of the club.
“That was the attraction, the history of the club.
“Also the frustration. It has been over 20 years since they won the title. We might not be ready for the title but the process begins today, it’s a new cycle, and that is something that we will work towards in the years to come.”