The dismissal of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may just cost the Reds a hefty chunk of cash.
Matt Law of the Telegraph writes that the Northern Irishman had just shy of three years remaining on his current contract worth £5 million-a-year, when bonuses are taken into account.
Following Liverpool’s incredible 2013/14 season, in which they almost claimed Premier League glory, Rodgers was handed a new deal. The aforementioned outlet claim that within this deal Fenway Sports Group did not plan for the eventuality that Rodgers may be sacked this early.
The 42-year-old had performance-related factors included in his contract but Liverpool cannot now punish Rodgers for failing to reach the top four or not winning any silverware and he’s free to chase up the remaining value of his contract.
The Telegraph say the club will aim to compensate Rodgers to the tune of £7 million but that it is ‘well below’ what the ex-Swansea boss can lay claim to.
Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti are the two names being touted as Rodgers’ replacements but the BBC report that the Merseyside club will hope to appoint the ex-Broussia Dortmund man by Friday.
Liverpool is a massive undertaking at present for any manager, but Klopp’s ability to wake the sleeping giant that was Dortmund during his tenure there will be something Reds fans will relish seeing at their club, should he come to England.
The Premier League may be a more difficult nut to crack but the 48-year-old proved his ability by bringing success back to Dortmund during his stint there, winning the club’s first league title for almost ten seasons in 2011 and bringing them to their first Champions League final in 2013 since their victory in 1997.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena