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Jenkins: We Prepared For Rodgers' Exit In Advance

Jenkins: We Prepared For Rodgers' Exit In Advance

Chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed that they prepared for Bendan Rodgers' departure before Liverpool approached him to replace Kenny Dalglish.

After guiding the Swans to 11th place in their debut Premier League season, Swansea City expected their young manager to attract a lot of interest during the Summer.

Apparently, the Swans were preparing for Brendan Rodgers' exit ever since March when Redknapp was the big favourite to take the England job. Rodgers was installed as the early favourite to replace Harry at White Hart Lane.

Speculation of a move to Spurs for Rodgers ended in the Spring when Roy Hodgson left West Brom to take charge of England ahead of their Euro 2012 campaign.

Rodgers' departure did occur though. After his Swansea City side beat Liverpool on the final day of the season, Kenny Dalglish was sacked by Liverpool and he took over at Anfield.

The Swans recognised that they would need to bring in a new manager who recognised the attractive passing style of football that Barcelona play in La Liga. Rodgers says he modelled his own style on that of the Spanish giants and Huw Jenkins recognised that they'd need to keep that going to maintain consistency. The players play the possession game very well and that was one of the main reasons w they did so well in 2011/12.

Jenkins said:

"Over the past few months we were well aware that Brendan Rodgers` stock was rising and we sensed that he probably could attract interest from other sources.

"So we worked silently to define any preferences and we quickly agreed that it would be important for us to get someone who knew the style of Barcelona.

"There were many who fitted the profile that was discussed, but it came down to Michael Laudrup.

"Not only did he have the right profile as a player, but also his whole personality seemed to fit."



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday June 24 2012
Time: 8:59PM

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