Brendan Rodgers

Manager Profile


Personal Details

Country of Birth
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Date of Birth
Premier League Seasons
Premier League Debut Match
Manchester City (a),
15 August 2011, Lost 0 - 4

Manager Bio

Brendan Rodgers has overseen 312 Premier League matches as a manager, most recently taking charge of Leicester City between 2019 and 2023.

The Northern Ireland-born coach played in his youth with Ballymena United, before signing professional terms with Reading, but had to retire from professional football at the age of 20 as a result of a genetic knee condition. 

The former defender continued his involvement with non-league clubs Newport County, Witney Town and the now-defunct Newbury Town, while staying on Reading's books as a coach and then academy director. 

Rodgers secured a move to Chelsea as head youth coach from September 2004 after impressing first-team manager Jose Mourinho during a spell in Spain. Rodgers credits Mourinho for instilling his immaculate preparations and command of small details. 

After being promoted to reserve-team manager at Chelsea, Rodgers got his first senior managerial role at Watford in November 2008. The Hornets finished 13th in the Championship at the end of the season, but Rodgers switched to Reading that summer, a spell that lasted six months.

In July 2010, Swansea City announced Rodgers as their new manager and he guided the Welsh club to the Premier League in his first season after beating Reading in the Championship playoff final.

After keeping Swansea up in 2011/12 with stylish football and shocking top teams such as Arsenal, Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as manager of Liverpool.

A seventh place in 2012/13 was followed up by a close battle with Manchester City for the 2013/14 Premier League title. Liverpool would ultimately finish second, but Rodgers claimed the LMA Manager of the Year award.

Liverpool ended the next campaign in sixth and Rodgers departed Anfield during the 2015/16 season with the club in 10th.

Rodgers' next club was Celtic, whom he guided to two Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

He left to join Leicester in February 2019, going on to win the FA Cup with them two years later, and guiding the Foxes to two of their three highest Premier League finishes. 

Rodgers left the club by mutual consent in April 2023.

He has won three Premier League Manager of the Month awards during his career.

  • Leicester City v Norwich City
  • Leicester City v Newcastle United
  • West Ham United v Leicester City
  • West Ham United v Leicester City
  • Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Liverpool v Leicester City
  • Leicester City 2-0 Sheffield United
  • Leicester City v Aston Villa
  • Crystal Palace v Leicester City

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