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News On Liverpool Football Club: Brendan Rodgers To Become Liverpool Manager

Brendan Rodgers New Liverpool FC Manager: Just a week ago, it looked as though Roberto Martinez was going to be the next manager for Liverpool FC. Instead, on Friday, the Reds are going to name the man that took over for Martinez at Swansea City, Brendan Rodgers as their next manager.

Liverpool is clearly looking to go in a younger direction after two seasons with Kenny Dalglish in command of the team. In that time, the Reds went in the wrong direction quite a bit, bottoming out with an eighth place finish this year on the 2012 Premier League table. Needless to say, the 52 points that the 2011-12 Liverpool FC team managed, along with just the 14 total wins isn’t going to cut it, and that’s why the change was made by the Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool.

The questions as to who the next manager would be of the Reds was a hot button topic of conversation for those looking for Liverpool breaking news. Of course, the big time names such as Fabio Capello and the likes were dabbled around, but in the end, it was clear that Liverpool really wanted to go after one of the younger managers that had recent success at the EPL level. That was when Roberto Martinez had his name come up for the job, but it became clear that he had some issues with the fact that he was not going to be given total control of all of the team’s affairs, most notably with the matters on the transfer market.

Ironically, the link between Rodgers and Martinez is a deep one. The two had nothing to do with one another until 2010 when Rodgers took over for Swansea City. It was Rodgers that was really the struggled manager at the moment, as he had basically been booted out of Reading after a very unsuccessful run in the Championship just over five months after taking over the team. However, Rodgers was immediately targeted by Swansea to replace Martinez, who had left the squad for Wigan Athletic in the EPL. At the time, the Swans were still in Championship themselves, and that only came after Martinez led them to promotion from League One.

Swansea City was promoted last year, and the club immediately found success. As the first Welsh team to ever play in the Premier League, matters were supposed to be tough this year for the Swans, but a stout brand of defensive soccer saw the team allow just 51 goals, the same number as fifth place Newcastle United on the season. It was the first Premier League job for Rodgers, and he ironically finished with Swansea City in 11th position on the table, four spots higher than Wigan, where Martinez remains.

The task here for Rodgers is a massive one, though. He is just 39 years old, and he is set to take on the job at Anfield, where the Reds have not won the Premier League since 1990 in spite of the fact that they have come close a number of times. The first order of business might be making this team a tad younger. There has been quite a lot of aging on this team since the Champions League title, and it is time that there is some young help being brought to the table to help out the team’s captain, Steven Gerrard.

One thing is for sure about Rodgers, and that is that his leash is going to be quite short. Just this past year, Andre Villas Boas didn’t last a full season with Chelsea, and that team went on to win the Champions League this year. Dalglish was an icon for Liverpool in the past, but his failures saw him get sacked as well. Now, with Martinez looking over his shoulder in the EPL and surely on the rise as well, Rodgers is set to do what he can to try to get Liverpool back on top.

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Liverpool FC Latest News: Roberto Martinez Could Become Reds Manager

Breaking Premier League News: New Liverpool Manager Could Be Roberto Martinez: Liverpool FC fans have been marred by the Kenny Dalglish era of late. However, the Reds might soon have something to smile about. Roberto Martinez, one of the hottest managers in the Premier League, could be set to take over in what amounts to be the most up to date and latest Liverpool FC news out of Anfield.

It has been a frustrating few years for the Reds to say the least. They finished in 8th place on the 2011-12 Premier League table, and with just 52 points, they were actually closer to relegation than they were winning the 2012 English Premiership Championship. With just 14 wins in the EPL season, there was really not all that much doubt that Dalglish was going to be booted out of Anfield, especially after a similar sixth place finish the year before. This next season will be the second straight in which Liverpool will not be partaking in any of the European competitions.

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Since the end of the 2012 Premier League season, there has been a lot of question as to who is going to be taking over as the skipper in Anfield. Names like Fabio Capello and Louis van Gaal have been bounced around as potential bosses for the club, but these big names would figure to want to have control of all of the team affairs. Instead, it seems as though Liverpool is going to be going to more of a direct route, as the manager of the team will do just that: Manage. There doesn’t seem to be all that much wiggle room in terms of money to be spent on Liverpool transfers, and that isn’t normal, especially for the biggest clubs in Europe.

Enter: Roberto Martinez. At just 38 years old, Martinez definitely is one of the younger managers in the EPL, and he is the type of man that, if he can lock on to a job and prove to be successful, could be around for two decades. Martinez spent the majority of his playing career with Swansea City and Wigan Athletic, the two teams that he managed as well.

In his first managerial stint with the Swans, Martinez was able to bring his side up to the Championship from League One by winning the league. He was largely linked to a number of different teams at the Championship level, but he always wanted to stick with Swansea. That changed when Wigan came calling in its first stint in the Premier League. Martinez jumped to his other team and has kept the squad up in the EPL ever since that point, something that was largely looked upon as impossible task.

The Latics are now considered regulars in the Premier League, though that could change now that Martinez is gone. That being said though, when Martinez left Swansea, the Swans were still an up and coming team. Not only did they earn promotion to the Premier League in the 2010-11 season, but they also finished in 11th place on the Premiership table this year, ahead of Wigan.

A Martinez move is expected sooner than later anyway. He has been linked to a move to Villa Park to join Aston Villa for the last two years, though at least as of this point, he has not succumbed to that move. However, the allure of the big time job with the Reds, one that could come with a huge raise, might be too much to pass up.

For Liverpool though, this is a bit of a gamble. Normally, teams at the top of the ladder in the Premier League another European leagues want to invest in managers that have proven track records with winning teams. This though, would be the second straight very suspect managerial hire. Dalglish had been out of major coaching for over a decade before making his return to Anfield, and he proved to be a disappointment. Now, hiring Martinez would be on the other end of the spectrum, though it would bring a fresh, new young look to the Reds.

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