April 10, 2017 at 6:47 pm #1462585
Nine a bigger ego than Jose, no chance. He says stupid things as for me some of it is down to his lack of experience and overthinking management and trying to be too clever when it isn’t necessary. What Jose is doing to shaw is unnecessary at best and typical of the man. Whilst he undoubtedly a manager who gets results Rodgers isn’t a patch on Jose ego and downright vindictiveness (sometimes).
He will get his chance again at a bigger club and can then prove himself.April 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm #1462632
Good point Bob-Notts. Jose is a narcissist but unfortunately a successful narcissist. Id like to see Brendan at Arsenal but think maybe its too soon. HE did well at Liverpool, people forget there was a lot of drama going on at Liverpool especially with the Suarez issues and Sterling and Gerrard. On a lighter note I always used to cringe when he did that Shankly salute everytime we scored lolApril 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm #1462634
Yes Mwake lol. As I said more naive and daft in his comments than anything else.
Jose is on a different planet mate.April 11, 2017 at 7:43 am #1462736
Bob, putting aside everything else anybody who commissions a portrait of himself as big as the one Rodgers commissioned and hangs it in his house for all to see including the television cameras has serious ego issues.
Rodgers will be very lucky to get a crack at another top job in the PL because winning trophies in Scotland that you or I could just as likely win won’t convince anyone.
As for Mourinho his ego has been fed by his successes which doesn’t limit his ability to be a complete prize plum on a regular basis which sadly over shadows his ability to deliver trophies for the clubs that he manages and I agree his digging out of Luke Shaw like he has is scandalous.April 11, 2017 at 7:48 am #1462739
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lol nine,Rodgers talked some crap and build himself up but hes not a patch on jose. No one is.April 11, 2017 at 9:56 am #1462816
Sean absolutely they are no where on the same level with their egos.
Nine you say that but who knows what Rodgers could’ve achieved given the budgets Jose has.
Aditipnally as mentioned, one is someone who I actually dislike because of his treatment of human beings, Shaw isn’t the first example … The other is a bit of a bumbling bafoon with his comments on occasion but is harmless enough and usually does a lot for his players.
I’m not saying Rodgers is a top class Manager on anything (far from it as he’s a little unproven) but his chance came to early in his career with us, we’ll see what he achieves as I believe he will get another chance.April 11, 2017 at 10:59 am #1462852
If he wins the treble with Celtic & has an unbeaten season & Arsene Wenger leaves, then i think he has to be a favourite for the Arsenal job. Not many managers achieve an unbeaten season anywhere or a treble of silverware. He has achieved a double & domestically he has beaten Jock Steins unbeaten league run. Credit where it’s due, not many managers have done that in Scotland. As for the ego, it may not be on the size of Jose’s, but it will be a lot happier at the moment. ☺April 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm #1462948
I’m enjoying all this latent support for Rodgers when the majority of Liverpool fans couldn’t wait to get rid if him.
Winning anything in Scotland even a treble is meaningless and not a recommendation to a top PL club.
I don’t think for one moment Arsenal will go anywhere near Rodgers nor do I think the Arsenal fans would for one moment accept Rodgers.
I will be very surprised if Rodgers ever manages a top PL from here.April 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm #1462952
Bob, I didn’t intend to get into a deep managerial comparison between Mourinho and Rodgers and whilst I’m grateful for Mourinho’s contribution to Chelsea I’m far happier that he’s no longer there and that Conte is.April 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm #1462996
Bofa, it would be great to see him pull it off & if he goes to Arsenal afterwards he will have earned the move. Would love to see Rafa bring Newcastle back up too at the first time of asking. Next season would be particularly mouthwatering with those managing philosophies battling it for the premiership against Klopp, Conte, Mourinho etc. Would be sad to see Wenger go though. I think he has lost a lot of support & needs the FA Cup to survive now.April 12, 2017 at 12:30 am #1463115
Nine, “I’m enjoying all this latent support for Rodgers when the majority of Liverpool fans couldn’t wait to get rid if him”.
Don’t you think it’s possible to give credit for what Rodgers done at LFC but also acknowledged his time was up & he needed to go. Some saying it was all Suarez are forgetting Rodgers came up with the formation to get the best out of all our players. The next season his ego got out of control & he failed miserably with transfers which led to him losing the plot & having no idea what to do.
Unusually smug comment from you there mate but I suppose your lot have the title wrapped up so you can afford to be that way.April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am #1463165
Number8, with the greatest respect mate whether Chelsea do or don’t win the title has nothing whatsoever to do with my stated views on Rodgers achievements at Celtic or my perceptions of him as a Manager.
Winning a one horse race in Scotland when the odds are massively stacked in your favour anyway imo doesn’t suddenly make Rodgers the next potential Arsenal Manager having “earned it” as some are claiming.
A Manager who was proven to ultimately be completely out of his depth at Liverpool doesn’t have the track record to come in and take on a job as currently difficult as the Arsenal one imo and if Rodgers wasn’t good enough for Liverpool I can’t honestly see how dominating a one horse race in Scotland for a season where over the previous 3 seasons Celtic had won the title by an average margin of circa 20 points plus anyway suddenly makes Rodgers good enough to take over at Arsenal.
My assessment of Rodgers wasn’t as derogatory as Shanksy’s or perhaps even as damnning as your own, apologies though if by stating my views on Rodgers I’ve upset anyone. Cheers 999April 12, 2017 at 9:38 am #1463201
Nine I encourage everyone to post what they think, it’s where you say your enjoying this latent support for Rodgers when the majority of Liverpool fans couldn’t wait to get rid of him. What exactly are you enjoying about it? Its like your making out we are hypocrites. My point is I give Rodgers massive credit for formulating a system that got the best out of what we had that season. Many don’t but I do. No doubt at all his ego went bezerk & he lost the plot & definitely needed to go but it sounds to me your making out I’d be a hypocrite for that.
As for winning with Celtic, I reckon Roy Hodgson could manage them to the title over there so I’m not getting carried away with that.April 12, 2017 at 9:57 am #1463221
Number8, I say it as I see it mate some of the posts on here are bigging Rodgers up for his season at Celtic and saying that if he goes to Arsenal he will have deserved the move, personally I think that’s nonsense.
I fully acknowledge that isn’t everyone and it certainly wasn’t you indeed how could it be when you’ve only just responded to my post and you had posted nothing on this thread previously.
I’ve merely reacted to the posts of others on this thread mate.April 12, 2017 at 10:07 am #1463236
bang on 999 dont want this bloke anywhere near Arsenal ONCE AW finally goes! in time he may earn another chance at the top table but its not from Celtic, all credit to him and well done but they are light years apart. If they won the CL then MAYBE you could start saying this…its like me saying i manage an under 15s team that plays in an under 8’s league and we have won every game by a cricket score, been unbeaten all season and will win all trophies, so shoe i for the PL top jobs then!
Lets put it another way, IF Klopp where to go at the end of the season would you have BR back at Liverpool after such a successful season at Celtic? if the answer is no for you its doubly no for us! 😛April 12, 2017 at 10:16 am #1463243
Nine, not everyone thought he was out of his depth, as I’ve already said – it just came to early for him. Someone near winning the league for us cannot be out of his depth … that being said there is no doubt Klopp is a better Manager (whether Rodgers ever proves to be a top Manager who knows but he certainly is a good Manager imho).
In terms of managing another big team as I said who knows but as mentioned if he was given the budget of Jose .. All theory I suppose.April 12, 2017 at 10:19 am #1463246
Steve I ain’t saying he should go to Arsenal, he will need a stepping stone club for me before he has any chance of managing a ‘big team’. However much of this debate started off due to an ego supposedly as big as Jose, it isn’t in our lot of our opinions. That doesn’t mean we suddenly want him back not sure why that would be the case when as far as I can see everyone rates Klopp more highly …..April 12, 2017 at 10:27 am #1463248
ah got you, didnt read the whole thread, he certainly has a big ego but not on par with Jose! but i think you need a little of that to succeed at the top….April 12, 2017 at 10:34 am #1463252
Bob, ironically “an ego bigger than Mourinho’s without the trophies” originally came from a Liverpool poster on the main site and always seemed pretty apt to me.
Most on here seem to agree that Rodgers has an ego problem and for me he talked the talk before ever walking the walk.
Trying to argue who has the bigger ego out of the two muddies the water.
Also if you track back I think you will find that the debate started with the bigging up of Rodgers winning the title at Celtic and Celtics domination in Scotland and then moved on to Rodgers potentially managing Arsenal and deserving the chance to do so based on his one season in Scotland.April 12, 2017 at 10:55 am #1463262
Got you nine, to be honest I just got my back up when you said you were enjoying some bigging him up after wanting him gone, basically thought you were having a dig.
I personally don’t think he will manage a “big” club like Arsenal or Liverpool again in the EPL but he might go ok in Europe where it isn’t so unforgiving. As I said though mate I give him credit for that year we went close & I don’t think it was ALL Suarez.
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