Rodgers to become new Liverpool manager

After weeks of searching Liverpool have finally landed on a manager to replace Kenny Dalglish – Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers, who has confirmed his desire to take the post at Anfield, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Rodgers met with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins on Wednesday and reportedly admitted he would like to leave the Welsh club to move to Merseyside, to which Swansea reluctantly acquiesced. Compensation must now be arranged between Liverpool and Swansea but the newspaper believes it will be a formality, with a £5m settlement to come.

The Telegraph adds that Rodgers met with representatives of Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, and asked for and received assurances over the structure at the club. The 39-year-old wanted guarantees that he would have sole responsibility for first team affairs which, despite rumours linking Louis van Gaal to the club in a sporting director-type role, FSG gave to their new employee.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez had been the favourite for the job and was pictured meeting John W. Henry, owner of FSG, but announced he would be remaining with the Latics in the face of interest not only from Liverpool but also Aston Villa.

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