Liverpool confirm Brendan Rodgers exit with immediate effect

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Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool have confirmed their manager Brendan Rodgers has left the club with immediate effect.

The Reds have been in poor form and their fortune has not changed since the start of the season in all competitions. In the Europa League, they settled for a 1-1 draw in both fixtures. Losing to Manchester United earlier in the campaign and settling for a 1-1 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby, coupled with other defeats was an end to his time at Anfield.

” Liverpool Football Club has announced that Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect after having his contract terminated. The process to appoint a new manager is underway,” a statement read on Liverpool’s official website.

Principal owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon issued a joint statement after confirming the former Swansea manager’s exit.

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment,” it read.

“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.

“Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.

“The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.”

Principal owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon issued a joint statement after confirming the former Swansea manager’s exit.

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment,” it read.

“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.

“Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.

“The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.”

Rodgers becomes second manager to be shown the exit door after Sunderland allowed Dick Advocaat earlier in the day today. Frank De Boer, who helped Ajax win four league titles earlier admitted interest in Liverpool job.

“Liverpool and Newcastle – with the supporters behind them – are fantastic environments to coach in. But this year it is important for me to do well at Ajax and then we will see,” the Dutchman said.

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp could be in contention for the vacant job at Anfield. The German manager is currently without a job since deciding to leave the Bundesliga outfit at the end of last season.

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