UK time is: 10:37:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rodgers admits feelings for Reading

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said he is very grateful to his former side Reading, and speaks about his short spell at the Madejski Stadium.

The 39-year old was sacked from his post as Reading manager back in December 2009, after only six wins as Reading boss in 23 games. However, Rodgers continued to show potential beyond his Royals tenure and is one of the most respected coaches in the game. Rodgers speaks about and reminisces about taking the job and his eventual departure.

Speaking to the Official Liverpool website, the former Royals boss said: 'The draw to go back to a club I spent 14 years at, and with people I knew there, some of the young players that were coming through at the time and the wonderful relationship I had with the chairman, John Madejski, just felt right.'

'It was a difficult time at Reading because they'd just missed out in the play-offs. It proved to be a difficult six months, especially with what I was trying to implement which was always going to need that wee bit of extra time. But I came away from that and learnt from the experience and reflected upon it.'

'It prepared me going forward and I was able to take those things into the rest of my career. It allowed me to be much more clinical in my work when I arrived at Swansea, and thankfully it's gone quite well from there. They're a fantastic club and I'll always be grateful for Reading. They played a massive part in my life.'


Ever since he left the Madejski Stadium in December 2009, I always felt that Rodgers could still get somewhere in the game and he has deservedly done so. A very committed coach, that has a strict philosophy of football that is very easy on the eye, I have always wanted him to do well wherever he went, except against us of course!

Wiki page: Brendan Rodgers

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 20 2012

Time: 11:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Bournemouth (A) Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Team news: Bournemouth vs Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Royals interested in Bury defender (Monday October 20 2014)

Player Ratings - Derby (H) (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Derby (Sunday October 19 2014)

Reading 0 - 3 Derby (Saturday October 18 2014)

Royals boss won't rule out loan signings (Saturday October 18 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 0 - 3 Derby County
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12

Breaking League News

Rotherham : 22/10/2014 10:14:00
Wolves : 22/10/2014 10:10:00
Rowett Wants Birmingham Role
Birmingham : 22/10/2014 10:00:00
Pressure grows on Adkins as Royals lose again
Reading : 22/10/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Evans 'Jonson Big Player For Us'
Rotherham : 22/10/2014 09:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Derby game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 11%
Draw 10%
Loss 79%