Brendan Rodgers stay or go analysis looking in a back mirror as Manchester United lines up their perfect manager candidate

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You can of course defend Brendan Rodgers and believe he is the best manager in football, but why should he be saved when others had to go.

Table positions and the fear of relegation will always be the trigger and so far Brendan Rodgers looks safe in that perspective seeing Leicester in mid-table.

But looking at the stats of late you cannot as the manager walk away from those grim facts. Only 4 wins in his last 19 games is a run at a sacking ratio.

Brendan Rodgers is also a man that looks to have an eye on another job.

His recent house hunt and purchase looks a bit odd if he is to stay on at Leicester. We believe he will be approached by Manchester United and getting the sack at Leicester will not damage his reputation.

Media man Paul Merson believes talk about sacking Brendan Rodgers is madness, and looking at the work he has done at Leicester, he is correct, but why should that reflect a situation that is very similar to recent men being axed at the club.

Merson and also Robbie Savage are two very free spoken pundits believing Leicester are above their level but their reasoning do not add up.

Looking at the scenarios at Wolves and Burnley of previous seasons, you will find two very different answers to almost the same situation. Sean Dyche never moved on and his team was playing in Europe and at present fighting relegation. Wolves sacked Nuno Santo and appointed Lage. Wolves have turned their tide. There are several acts of decission making that counts short term more than long term.

The recent problems regarding injuries at Leicester cannot be talked away as a managers decissions reflects the amount of games you can play players returning from injuries. James Justin was back in action just a few weeks ago and he suddenly starts three games in a week. To see him injured again is no surprise and of course you can blame the manager.

You can in all blame the manager for every wrong doing as he is the one setting it all up and deciding on what he wants to do. If the owners don’t back him the way he believe he should be, then he has one option, to move on. We all know Brendan Rodgers will not do that as heavy money is involved. Getting the sack would open up a chance to cash in and at the same time soon get a new top job in the game.

Brendan Rodgers recent problems at Leicester will not overshadow his work during the last three years and it will not be a difficult situation regarding new jobs. He might look for new challenges when you hear him say this project might have reached as far as it can.

Brendan Rodgers has no wins on show in 2022. He has just 4 wins in the last 19 games and the way Leicester concede goals and struggle on set pieces you wonder how this can continue.

He has no plan regarding playing systems and the worst goals conceded record in Premier League. He looks to have little or no idea regarding players and how he will work with them going forward and he also shows a lot of frustration dropping major players with experience and routine and instead playing Ademola Lookman and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as they are given trust and confidence in a team that is far from good form. To act as if the unexperienced duo at this moment are the two most important players in the team is in real shocking.

Claudio Ranieri had 4 wins in his last 19 games when he was axed in 2017. Craig Shakespeare had only managed to win 2 league games in 10 when he was sacked. Claude Puel had 5 wins in his last 19 and had no wins in his last 7. Puel as Rodgers did experience humiliation in the FA Cup losing away to Newport. The same happened for Ranieri as he was humilated by 10 men Millwall So the ratio is on that level for Brendan Rodgers at the moment.

Puel, Ranieri and Shakespeare were all axed on short term results and not their long term merits. Looking in the back mirror we all know that those three previous managers did a number of fantastic acts regarding transfers and results, and also bringing forward young talent from the academy in Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell. That magnificant work did not count when the ball is rolling in the wrong direction and you are not able to stop a bad run.

Brendan Rodgers is on the same ratio as Puel, Ranieri and Shakespeare were when they got sacked. Time will show if owners are more patient with Brendan Rodgers than they were with their most recent previous managers.


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