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Brendan Rodgers Goes Out Of His Way To Praise Emma Hayes' Achievements In Brilliant Amazon Interview

Josh Lawless

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Brendan Rodgers Goes Out Of His Way To Praise Emma Hayes' Achievements In Brilliant Amazon Interview

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Brendan Rodgers went out of his way to pay tribute to Chelsea women's boss Emma Hayes at the end of his interview with Amazon Prime last night.

The Leicester City boss was whisked in for a live TV post-match chat after leading his side to a 1-0 win over Liverpool.

Substitute Ademola Lookman scored the winner on the hour mark as Leicester got back to winning ways in the Premier League.

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But after dissecting the game while speaking to Gabby Logan and the studio, Rodgers finished his interview by praising Hayes, who was part of the punditry team for the fixture.

"And just quickly... I'll make it quick. I've obviously never Emma before but I've worked at Chelsea and know what a great club it is.

"She's done an amazing job for women's football. All of the things you are doing is really helping women's football progress.

"As a fellow coach, I've watched from the outside... you've done amazing so well done."

Hayes, a four-time Women's Super League winner, was delighted to hear such kind words from a fellow coach.

"That means a lot. Thank you. I've been coughing for the last three minutes so at least I can stop that for you!

"Appreciate your words and wish you the best of luck."

Hayes has won back-to-back league titles with Chelsea and also became the first woman manager to reach the Champions League final last season.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 45-year-old has received plaudits for her coaching and attractive style of play, with many tipping her to make history in transitioning into the men's game.

She was also subject to widespread appreciation over the course of Euro 2020 in the summer due to her in-depth analysis when on punditry or co-commentary duty for tournament games.

Topics: Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City, Chelsea

Josh Lawless
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