Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

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."



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Clement Explains Why He Didn't Make Subs After 30 Mins

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement gave his reasons why he didn't make any subs during a lacklustre first half display at home against Watford

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-2 Watford

Rate the players' performances as Swansea City lost 2-1 at home against Watford

Clement Takes Responsibility After Awful Home Defeat

Swansea City boss Paul Clement owned up to his mistakes after watching his side concede a 90th minute goal to lose their third consecutive home game of the season against Watford

Stats: Swansea City v Watford

All the stats from Swansea City (1) vs (2) Watford, Liberty Stadium, 23rd September 2017 Att: 20,372

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Watford
Suggested By:
Fabianski4%
Naughton3%
van der Hoorn6%
Mawson3%
Fernandez9%
Olsson0%
Clucas3%
Fer0%
Carroll0%
Ayew27%
Bony3%
Mesa36%
Abraham6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W17
2.GThomas13
3.Dennis Downing7
4.yugo231
5.Vital Swansea City1
6.KevinE1
The Vital Football Members League