Paper Talk: Rodgers and Rafa “on Man City’s wanted list”

The Sunday People report that Manchester City have Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on their shortlist to replace Roberto Mancini this summer.


Mancini has come under pressure after conceding the Premier League title to Manchester Utd and a poor run in the Champions League this season.

The Sunday People report:

The Blues power-brokers believe the 40-year-old Irishman fulfils all the criteria they deem essential – like a willingness to blood young players early, media skills, and European experience – and the ace in his pack is that he is fluent in both English and Spanish.

The report also suggests that former Reds boss Rafa Benitez is also on the City wanted list.

The Spaniard is leaving Chelsea at the end of the current campaign, despite leading them to a Europa League semi-final, FA Cup semi-final and third in the league table.

But whilst the Sunday People are right in reporting the fantastic attributes Rodgers possesses to make him an attractive option to any club, he is already planning a successful future at Liverpool.

Here’s just some of the reactions from Twitter at the report:

@monkey_sponge Liverpool win 6-0 at Newcastle without Suarez and Brendan Rodgers gets linked with the Man City job. Oh dear. #rags

@jonjomoran Man City want Rodgers? Hahaha that’s got to be a wind up that

@LCJohnson79 Paper talk. Rodgers who’s won zero against Mancini who’s won several honours. Surely BS.

Following today’s Premier League demolition of Newcastle Utd at St James’s Park, the Northern Irishman said that the trials and tribulations of the last week at Anfield are in the past.

“Of course last week was difficult,” Rodgers told ESPN. “I spent a lot of time talking to Luis.

“We move on from that, we don’t want to keep bringing it up.”

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