If Brendan Rodgers has his way, he’ll be Liverpool’s manager well into the 2030s.
In a revealing interview with Spanish newspaper AS, Rodgers said that he hopes to remain in charge at Anfield for at least another two decades before heading abroad for a late-career adventure.
“I?m only 41 which is very young and there are lots of things I want to achieve here at Liverpool, its an incredible club and I hope to be managing here for another 20 odd years,” Rodgers said. “One day hopefully it can take me to Spain and I can experience a wonderful country, culture and as I said, some wonderful football club.”
Rodgers assumed his role as Liverpool manager in June 2012 and the club’s ascent into the ranks of the Premier League elite and return to the UEFA Champions League in less than two years.
Rodgers won the League Managers’ Association’s Manager Of The Year Award and signed a new, long-term contract in May.
Luis Suarez’s departure to Barcelona, injuries to key players and the ongoing adaptation of new signings have caused Rodgers’ Liverpool to start the 2014-15 season slowly.
But results are starting to improve, and Liverpool now sits fifth in the Premier League standings after eight games. While Rodgers likely will be at the helm for years to come, his mission remains the same.
“My job here, for however long it may be is to leave the club in a better way than it was when I first came in and that?s still my job,” Rodgers said. “That and helping to develop players.”