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Rodgers admits feelings for Reading

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!

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Date:Saturday October 20 2012
Time: 11:00AM

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