REVEALED: Why Brendan Rodgers was spotted near Chelsea training ground
By Editor Wayne Veysey
Brendan Rodgers does not have a job lined up at a west London club, Football Insider sources understand.
The former Liverpool manager was seen near Chelsea’s training ground earlier this week to ignite talk that he could either be heading back to Stamford Bridge or had been lined up to take over at manager-less duo Fulham or QPR.
But it is understood that Rodgers has not yet agreed a new role and is continuing to assess his options after being sacked by Liverpool last month.
Rodgers was spotted with partner Charlotte Hind during a opening morning at an independent school in the leafy Surrey town of Cobham, which is home to Chelsea’s training headquarters.
Intriguingly, Jose Mourinho’s No2 Rui Faria was also among the interested parents taking a look around the £5,000-a-term school.
Sources have said that Rodgers is looking to establish his family home in Surrey and the location is not linked to his immediate job prospects.
The 42-year-old was on the Chelsea coaching staff during Jose Mourinho’s first spell at the club, and spent 13 years there in various youth and reserve team roles.
Football Insider understands that Mourinho has been given a stay of execution following talks with the Chelsea hierarchy and will remain as manager after the international break.
West London’s other two biggest clubs, Fulham and QPR are both without permanent managers after sacking Kit Symons and Chris Ramsey respectively.
Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is favourite to take over at Craven Cottage, while Neil Warnock is in interim charge at Loftus Road.
Both club’s training grounds are within commuting distance of Cobham.