£20million to be asked to leave
The Northern Irishman continues on the touchline with his arms folded watching the same games pan out, pausing only occasionally to do a little clap at a misplaced pass or to write something in his notebook, presumably how much money he will get from a payout when he is eventually sacked. Many media outlets report this as £10million a year with two years left on his contract. He does nothing to rally the team nor the supporters and it’s telling that the fans have never really sung songs for him consistently. We rarely see him get emotional about anything at the club and although I admire his ‘zen-like’ qualities, I see his players saunter around the pitch with the same mystifying lack of passion as he does in interviews. His recent interviews seem to be very much protecting his own brand for when he has to apply for his next Premier League role.
Rodgers has had some good times at Leicester City but even he struggled to convince anyone that he believed keeping them up would be one of his greatest-ever achievements given the squad is very similar to that of a couple of years ago. Even if he somehow keeps LCFC up, the Blue Army will want to see a managerial change to oversee a club rebuild. He looks lost at the club and refuses to play to his player’s strengths, over-complicating the game with long drawn-out passages of play that go nowhere. He is only looking after himself at the moment and that could well end in his greatest-ever failure unless the chairman acts soon.