Brendan Rodgers: A New Chapter
We Unfortunates are generally a pretty inoffensive bunch, but we may be risking the wrath of Swansea fans by recycling Lanterne Rouge’s Death Knell, which was originally posted shortly after his club’s dismissal of Brendan Rodgers last December. It’s yet to be confirmed officially, but the Ulsterman appears set to take over at the Liberty any day now.
Our resident Reading fan’s obituary of the man will, in Lanterne Rouge’s own words, offer meagre crumbs of comfort for on looking Jacks, but it should be remembered that ‘Brenda’ was under significant pressure in Berkshire. Having made the switch after controversially ditching another Championship outfit, Rodgers spent several million Madejski pounds in an attempt to replace the likes of Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle, and was expected to do well at a club that had become accustomed to success in recent seasons. It’s likely, though, that Rodgers will benefit from a more forgiving board this time around, and he has less to lose after his reputation was severely tarnished at Reading. It didn’t work out at the Mad Stad for a host of reasons, but who’s to say that his gig in South Wales will go the same way?