Brendan Rodgers could manage Arsenal or Chelsea, says Jamie Carragher

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes
  • Updated: 19 May 2021 15:55 BST
  • 4 min read
Brendan Rodgers could manage Arsenal or Chelsea, says Jamie Carragher

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tipped his former boss Brendan Rodgers for a big move to Arsenal or Chelsea in the future.

The 42-year-old hailed Rodgers as the best British manager in the game at the moment and backed him to be in the running for some of the top jobs in the country.

“He’s a fantastic coach, he’s done a great job with Leicester and I think his next job could be a Chelsea or an Arsenal,” he told MailSport.

The Northern Irishman arrived at the Foxes in February of 2019 and has brought about a swift upturn in form at the Kingpower Stadium, guiding the side back into Europe for the first time since the title-winning season of 2015/16.

 So close, yet so far for Brendan Rodgers in 2014

So close, yet so far for Brendan Rodgers in 2014

That was almost four years after his dismissal at Liverpool, having brought the side so close to ending what was at the time a 24-year wait for a league title.

Carragher wondered if the job at Anfield came too early for Rodgers in his career, arriving as a 39-year-old from Swansea City, having worked under him during his final season of professional football.

Between stints in England, Rodgers claimed consecutive domestic trebles with Celtic but made good on his personal promise to have another shot at the Premier League.

Could Rodgers manage one of the big boys?

So far it is a shot that he has taken ever so well, with Leicester currently two points off top spot in the league having come into this weekend at the summit of the competition.

Rodgers has reinvented Leicester with shrewd recruitment and a definitive style, playing to the strengths of goal machine Jamie Vardy while getting the best out of the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans in midfield.

Brendan Rodgers is the best British coach out there, no doubt.Jamie Carragher

Even after losing Harry Maguire last season, Rodgers found solutions and saw Caglar Soyuncu become a key player for the Foxes and he has continued to adapt during the hectic opening to this season.

Added to their league form is a perfect start to their Europa League campaign, with the opportunity to all but secure knockout qualification with a win against Braga this Thursday night.


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  • Carragher event went so far to suggest Leicester’s form could be good enough to earn Rodgers a look at the England job some time in the future.

    Still very young at 47 years of age, Rodgers is certainly settled at Leicester for the time being but a big move could be on the cards if he continues to bring success to the Kingpower.