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Brendan Rodgers Could Replace Pep Guardiola At Manchester City, Says Gary Neville

Brendan Rodgers Could Replace Pep Guardiola At Manchester City, Says Gary Neville

Gary Neville believes Brendan Rodgers is good enough to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The ex-Liverpool manager masterminded a superb 9-0 victory over Southampton to equal the record for the biggest ever Premier League victory.

Leicester have 20 points on the board after nine league games and their supporters have been treated to Rodgers' attacking philosophy.

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He continues to enhance his reputation at the King Power Stadium following managerial stints at Liverpool and Celtic, and Neville insists the 46-year-old should now be linked with the very best jobs in English football.

"I think if you look at what he achieved at Liverpool and then Celtic and now what he is doing at Leicester, we always talk about international coaches having philosophies and values, but he improves teams and plays great football," said Neville on Sky Sports.

"He is quite innovative and he does seem to be a great coach, the players enjoy working with him, and I'm asking the question now, why wouldn't he be seen as a coach of one of the big clubs?

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"You look at Manchester City changing to Pep Guardiola and you probably won't see Brendan Rodgers' name linked with that job because people at the club will be thinking, maybe, someone else.

"But why not? If you look at what he's done in terms of the football he plays and the improvement he has on players on the pitch."

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While Rodgers failed to deliver silverware at Anfield, the Northern Irish native was hugely successful in Scotland, winning seven major trophies, and won the Championship Play-Offs with Swansea City in 2011.

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"People say he hasn't won that much silverware but then people talk about Mauricio Pochettino really highly," Neville added.

"He's not won silverware in England and then people don't speak as highly of Brendan Rodgers - I know Pochettino got to a Champions League final.

"So in Brendan Rodgers' view - if he gets the top four this season - he should now be linked with the very best jobs in English football."

Is Rodgers good enough to replace Guardiola at the Etihad? Let us know what you think.

Topics: Football News, Football, Pep Guardiola, Brendan Rodgers, Gary Neville

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