Brendan Rodgers is a Northern Irish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Leicester City. Rodgers began his career as a defender at Ballymena United, where he stayed until he was signed by Reading at the age of 18, although a genetic knee condition forced him to retire at age 20. He remained at Reading as a coach and then academy director, and continued to play non-league football at Newport, Witney Town and Newbury Town for several years. After a period travelling around Spain to study coaching methods, he was invited by José Mourinho to leave Reading and join Chelsea as youth manager in 2004, later being promoted to reserve manager in 2006. In 2008, he was appointed manager of Watford, where he remained until he accepted an offer to become manager of his former club Reading in 2009. He left the club by mutual consent after some disappointing results six months later.
About Brendan Rodgers
Former defender whose career spanned from 1987 to 1996 with five different teams. He began managing Liverpool in 2012 and took over at the helm of Celtic in 2016 until 2019 when he took over at Leicester City.
He spent his youth career with Ballymena United from 1984 to 1987 before debuting for the club's senior team.
He was the Football League Championship Manager of the Month with Swansea City in February 2011.
He had two children, Mischa and Anton, with his wife Susan Rodgers. Following their divorce, he became engaged to Charlotte Searle in 2016. They got married in 2017.
Jurgen Klopp replaced him as Liverpool's manager in 2015.
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