Rodgers during the training of Liverpool (2012 )
Brendan Rodgers ( born January 26, 1973 in Carnlough, ( Larne ) ) is a Northern Irish football coach. His biggest success was the rise with Swansea City in the English Premier League in the season 2010/11. He is currently the team manager of FC Liverpool.
After his playing career ended early due to injury already at the age of 20 years, he worked in the following years as a youth coach for FC Reading. In 2004 he moved in the same capacity for José Mourinho trained Chelsea and took over in July 2006 as coach of the reserve team of the club.
Watford FC (2008-2009)
His first stop as head coach on 24 November 2008, the relegation-threatened English second division side FC Watford. Rodgers led the club in the Football League Championship 2008/ 09 still on the thirteenth place, and thus managed to avoid relegation.
Reading FC (2009)
After this first success in his career as a head coach, he left after the season Watford and signed on 5 June 2009 a three -year contract with his former club FC Reading. Reading had missed in the preseason direct promotion back to the Premier League until the play-offs and started once again in the 2009/10 season in the second division. After a false start, however, his work ended in Reading on 17 December 2009.
Swansea City (2010-2012)
On July 16, 2010, he took over as coach at Welsh club Swansea City. Swansea played since 2008 in the second English League and had just missed the 2009/10 seventh the play-offs. With Brendan Rodgers they succeeded in Championship 2010/11 a further increase, which led to the end of the season in third place. After a success in the first play-off round against Nottingham Forest ( 0-0 and 3-1 ) took Swansea to the final. There, the team defeated by the three -goal Scott Sinclair his previous club Reading FC 4-2 and moved so that the first Welsh club in the Premier League. Already in February 2011, Rodgers was honored as coach of the month of the second division.
Liverpool FC (since 2012)
For the 2012/13 season Rodgers moved to the English tradition FC Liverpool, with whom he signed a three -year contract.
- Promotion to the Premier League 2010/11
- Coach of the Month February 2011 ( First Division)
- Trainer of the Month August 2013 ( Premier Leaugue )