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Reports: Brendan Rodgers set for Premier League return

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to become Swansea City manager for the second time this summer, according to reports.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Express claims that the Ulsterman will return to management with the Welsh club ahead of the 2016/17 season, following almost a year without a job.

Rodgers took charge of Swansea in 2010, leading them from the Championship to the Premier League at the end of his first season in charge, after beating Reading in the play-off final.

In 2012, the 43-year-old was named Liverpool’s new manager, where he remained until October last year, before he was replaced by Jurgen Klopp.

Rodgers famously almost helped the Reds win the Premier League title in 2013/14, but they fell agonisingly short at the final hurdle, after an unforgettable campaign.

Swansea have been looking for a new boss since December, when Garry Monk was rather surprisingly relieved of his duties.

Francesco Guidolin is in charge until the end of the season, but it is thought he is in line to replace Antonio Conte as manager of Italy.

It would clearly be a step down for Rodgers, having initially moved to a club of Liverpool’s stature, but his reputation has been hampered after a poor final 12 months or so on Merseyside.

He is a talented young coach, and a return to Swansea is likely to appeal to both Rodgers and the club.

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