UK time is: 09:27:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rodgers: 'Give young managers more time'

According to Brendan Rodgers - a favourite here at VitalWatford Towers as you may remember (!), manager's need more time.

Which would probably explain why he left Vicarage Road in such a hurry, no?

The disgraced former Watford and Reading gaffer told The Sun that young managers need more time to prevent being lost to the game:

'If a manager has an innovative approach, that takes time. As a manager, if 21 League games is a chance, you have no chance.

'At Reading, we had to sell £12million of players in the summer, with the likes of Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt going. It was a major rebuilding job and was not always going to be plain sailing.

'Darren (Ferguson) did a great job on limited resources at Peterborough. I don't know where his chairman expected the club to be but it was unbelievable when they sacked him.

'Middlesbrough stuck by Gareth Southgate after relegation and, when they were a point off the top, sacked him.

'Alan Irvine had done a fantastic job at Preston and, in his first tough run, they got rid of him.

'If you do not get time at a club, all you will be doing is playing survival football - and that worries me.'


Rodgers, who won just 6 games at Reading went on to mention briefly his time in WD18, before continuing to babble on about Jose Mourinho, a man we can only presume has had some sort on influence on the Ulsterman's thus far, failed career:

'I had had a lot of stick from Watford fans for leaving and I hold my hands up. With Reading I thought they were better equipped to get back in the Premier League.

'Jose always said to me 'Don't just choose the club, choose the chairman' and at both Watford and Reading, I thought I got that right.'
Which with hindsight, he certainly didn't at the Vic'!.

'I'm sure Jose will return to England one day but which club depends on the curcumstances when he is available. Jose has told me to wait for the next opportunity. It will come.

I am not bitter or angry. I am shocked I never got the chance at Reading but I will prove myself, I'm sure of that.'


We at VitalWatford Towers can only warn Rodgers' prospective employers that should he succeed with you, his jump to Chelski£$ is only inevitable, so try not to be too gutted when it happens!

Source: The Sun




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: wfc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 8 2010

Time: 3:26PM

Your Comments

Shut it Rodgers you C**k
goatswilly
You can not have it bothways! you want your club to show loyalty, then you should have shown some in the first place, what comes around, Rodgers, you got your just deserts, stop moaning and get on with life.
ANDY710
Spot on Andy. Hypocrit.
wfc123
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stats: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Preview: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Opposing View: Ipswich Town (Friday April 18 2014)

Earlybird Season Ticket Sales (Friday April 18 2014)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 3 - 1 Ipswich
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53

Breaking League News

» Huddersfield : 20/04/2014 09:19:00
LUFC McDermott wants to finish season strongly
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 09:03:00
McDermott - Quality finish the difference
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 09:00:00
McCormack finish earns Leeds points
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 08:00:00
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 07:33:00
LUFC On This Day - April 20th
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 07:08:00
Edwards - We Need Semi Final Atmopshere
» Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 32%
No 68%