Chelsea Will Never Hire Brendan Rodgers After Claim He Made As Liverpool Boss
Brendan Rodgers has a history with Chelsea that suggests he could one day return there as manager but the Leicester City boss has annoyed too many powers that be at Stamford Bridge.
Ever since leaving Chelsea, where he was a coach, Rodgers' reputation as a manager has continued to get better, with his spells at Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic and now Leicester especially enhancing his standing in the game.
Should he carry on in this vein you'd have thought the Northern Irishman were a perfect future candidate for the Chelsea job in the future but according to the Athletic that'll never be the case.
The outlet reports that the issues arose because on a couple of incidents as Liverpool boss Rodgers referred to the West London side as not a 'big club.'
After signing Victor Moses on loan from Stamford Bridge the then Reds' boss said, "It's not easy when you come to a big club.
"You come from a really good club like Chelsea to a massive club like Liverpool, where there is expectancy every day."
It was the second such incident after the 47-year-old had also made the suggestion about the size of his former club when first moving to Anfield, talking about himself moving to a 'big club.'
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According to the Athletic the two incidents aren't the only problem with the relationship with the manager reportedly taking players on loan from Chelsea and then not playing them enough.
Rodgers was in charge of the youth team when Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Avram Grant and he refused to become Grant's assistant, instead continuing his role as his ambition was to stay as manager and not be someone's number two.
That has worked for the former Reading boss who's had relative success with pretty much every team he's been in charge of, other than the Royals.
The former Celtic manager and his team currently hold an eight point lead over fellow top four chasers Chelsea in the league this season.
On Saturday the Foxes welcome Frank Lampard and his side to the King Power Stadium and they could go 11 points clear of the Londoners.
Should Chelsea swallow their pride if they ever need Rodgers to come back?