Brendan Rodgers and his role as manager is one to not really understand. From his interviews it looks as if he has nothing to do with the squad logistics, the results of previous transfer deals as he distance himself from the club.
The money used since his arrival is basically coming from sales of Wesley Fofana, Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell. This adds up a total in the region of £200million.
Last summer we all got a bit surprised with no moves out, but in all it was just a delay on what would come. Looking in the mirror you have the answer to how this club is moving forward, as they always have done, selling big assets and doing buys at a lower scale to try to improve the squad in other areas or try to cover the gap with a less expensive signing.
The problem comes to the surface when you miss your targets and your bench is filled with players on heavy wages below their expectations. Brendan Rodgers looks to have distanced himself from all of this as he looks to blame other areas of the football club for those errors.
Jurgen Klopp had to see Saido Mane leave Liverpool this summer, and looks to have found a solution on his problem by adding Darwin Nunez, but still we have not seen the full answer. Gabriel Jesus moved on from Man City, so did Raheem Sterling. Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are no longer at Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers might not have the same gun powder to use as those so called big clubs. But Leicester should be able to compete with everyone, getting a kitty of £200million to use.
Since the founding of Premier League we have seen a change of teams doing well. Man City and Chelsea both have taken steps towards a very high level they were not at, going back. Both clubs struggled for many years being out of the top flight and having financial challenges. So there is no guarantee of any type of success and to listen to Brendan Rodgers interviews at the moment you have in real a man being rock bottom with a squad of internationals at high quality to a cost and wage bill among the top teams in the World.
We did see Brendan Rodgers managing Liverpool to a runners-up position in Premier League. He had cleverly made the most out of his team, with a certain Luis Suarez up front. Suarez left Liverpool in the summer of 2014 to join Barcelona. BR survived the next season ending 6th, but his moves in the transfer market never really impressed anyone. It was all over in October 2015. Jurgen Klopp came in and has since made Liverpool proud again.
TCF believe in Brendan Rodgers as a clever coach and some of his moves in the transfer market must be regarded as heavy successes. Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Timothy Castagne are all good moves, Wout Faes could be one as well. Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Jannik Vestergaard, Patson Daka and Bouba Soumare has never been given a chance to prove themselves, due to lack of time on the field and hard competition.
The balance between a steady eleven and having players available for cover is a very difficult act at a football club. You need to have a squad that do not have to many frustrated players at the same time. It is a massive challenge for a manager being in an environment of too many people not getting what they want.
The talk of Brendan Rodgers is one defending himself, not really having the full view. Thirdly knowing that he can be moving on and see some of the players he has sold or pushed out at the next place he will be appointed manager, so he needs to weigh up his words.
Leicester do have talent in their squad to keep up the standards and with the addition of Wout Faes you have another strong competitor. So please stop the babble and focus on what is in place. Brendan Rodgers might not understand the fact that the club needs to act in line with FFP rules and as a manager of a football club you cannot overlook those facts. A bit difficult to understand what type of management model this club is running at the moment, with him being surprised about the situation and not being aware of the problems. This is simple math and adding up what you have used and what you have gained, the result of that is what is available to use in your next transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers could be under heavy preasure if Leicester again makes donuts out of their next game away to Brighton. With the money gained from the Wesley Fofana sale we do believe the club can do what they like regarding sacking their manager. TCF will not be surprised if Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers moves on in different directions if The Seagulls are flying high on Sunday.
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