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Rodgers turns down Northern Ireland job

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers has turned down the opportunity to manage his native Northern Ireland, all be it on a part time basis.

Ex-Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington stepped down recently after a poor showing at the Euro 2012 qualifiers which left Rodgers favourite for the role after leading Swansea to the Premier League in his first year as Manager.

When Worthington stepped down, most people's attention turned to Brendan who denied reports that he would take over as N.Ireland manager stating that:

'I hope it won't be for many years yet, I have too much energy to be a international manager at the moment'

But he did admit he would eventually like to be in role saying:

'It's where I'm from, where I grew up and it's a country that I love'.

The Irish F.A had offered the role of national team manager on a part time basis, meaning he could still stay in his current managerial position at Swansea but would also leave on international breaks to manage Northern Ireland.

Rodgers turned it down because he wants to concentrate on his role at Swansea and not be distracted by other matters.




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Date:Wednesday December 7 2011

Time: 9:02PM

 

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