Ben Parker has suggested that Brendan Rodgers would be a fantastic appointment for Leeds United, but he cannot see the Whites tempting him to come in if we are relegated.
Parker was speaking on the LS11 podcast following reports that Leeds could be interested in Brendan Rodgers if they fall into the Championship on Sunday.
Of course, it is hard to see Leeds producing another great escape. And it is worrying that it is really hard to see what direction Leeds will go in this summer.
We have no manager or director of football. So some massive decisions need to be made ahead of pre-season.
The Athletic reported this week that Leeds could look at someone like Rodgers if they are relegated. Obviously, Rodgers was sacked by Leicester earlier this season. But he has huge experience in the Premier League.
Parker would love Rodgers at Leeds
And with that, Parker insisted that he would be delighted if Leeds could convince Rodgers to take over. However, he is not holding his breath about our chances.
“Brendan Rodgers I think is a fantastic manager,” he told LS11. “I’d be 100 percent behind that, but can I see him in the Championship? No, even with a club of our size, whatever money he wants, transfer budgets, still no.
“I just don’t think he’s that manager. His reputation is a Premier League manager. I’d be very surprised. I’d definitely be happy with that appointment, I think it would be a fantastic appointment. I think it would be an incredible bit of business to get him in, but I just can’t see it.”
Of course, there is a chance that Leeds will not have to worry about appointing a manager to bring them back from the Championship. But it does appear more than likely the objective next year is going to have to be promotion.
If Leeds get a sense that Rodgers would be open to joining, they have to take up the opportunity. The 50-year-old has his flaws. And a few of his managerial spells have gone stale after a few years.
But as Parker suggests, Rodgers is a Premier League-calibre manager. It would be an inspired appointment if Leeds could convince him – if the seemingly-inevitable happens this Sunday.