Flexible Brendan Rodgers could be natural fit at evolving Leicester City | Jonathan Wilson

10 March 2019 02:12
Jamie Vardy is only one player who seems a lot happier at the new manager’s arrivalTime is not something habitually afforded managers in the modern age. Whatever Brendan Rodgers’s motivations for taking the Leicester City job now, rather than waiting until he had perhaps completed another treble in Scotland, and whether or not it was worth torching his reputation with Celtic fans, by taking over at Leicester for the final three months of the season, he has given himself a useful preface. He can find out about his players, experiment with various tactics and work out what may need strengthening in the summer and, whatever happens between now and May, it will all be forgotten once next season gets under way.The early signs are promising. When Rodgers was appointed, there was perhaps one major doubt, albeit one rooted in stereotypes that have perhaps ceased to be true, if they were ever fair in the first place. When Rodgers first began to establish himself at Swansea, he was very clearly a possession-based coach. The ball was to be treasured. It produced attractive, effective football, but there were occasions when it felt they were holding the ball for the sake of holding the ball. That’s always a potential issue of that style and it is not necessarily the worst fault to have but bad Swansea was sideways Swansea, endlessly recycling the ball and getting nowhere. Related: Jamie Vardy brings up century with double to finish Fulham resistance Related: MPs call for investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian