EVERTON have a store just along from Liverpool’s in the centre of Liverpool. Last week I was in both these stores and the impression you get in comparing them is that Liverpool are a much bigger club. Everton looked small and second rate in comparison.
Brendan Rodgers took Liverpool to within a Steven Gerrard slip of winning the Premier League. He was desperately unlucky but Liverpool’s misfortune turned out to be Celtic’s huge gain.
Like Glasgow, Liverpool is a city with one of their clubs currently without a manager. That club is Everton.
In contrast to what I saw with my own eyes, the Daily Record reckon that Everton are a club with “potential, stature and history’, and that the chance to manager them would be too good for Brendan Rodgers to refuse.
Tonight Brendan Rodgers might be asked about this. He is at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo and will appear in front of a sold out audience to talk about his life and promote his new book which will be on sale from tomorrow at the Celtic stores and also on www.cqnbookstore.com
It will be a night to remember for Celtic fans attending ‘An Evening with Brendan Rodgers’ at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo tonight in celebration of the launch of the manager’s official autobiography, ‘Brendan Rodgers: The Road to Paradise’.
This sold-out event will be hosted by broadcaster and fellow NI Hospice Ambassador, Eamonn Holmes, with Brendan Rodgers taking centre stage to tell his remarkable life story.
And Brendan will do it all over again at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Wednesday, November 1, where tickets are still available (see below).
This hardly looks like a manager sitting thinking that the vacant Everton job would be just too good to turn down.
That however is tall story the Daily Record is flying today.
As if Celtic is short on potential.
Their journalist Ian Castles has claimed that Brendan Rodgers is one of Everton’s top three candidates to replace Ronald Koeman, the latest manager sacked from Goodison Park.
“I know that Everton are very interested in Brendan Rodgers. When they sacked Ronald Koeman, they didn’t actually have a primary candidate singled out,” Castles said on the Daily Record podcast.
“I think Brendan is certainly in the top three. Obviously there’s some personal history with Brendan having managed Liverpool but I don’t think Brendan would see that as a problem. After all, Liverpool sacked him.
“I think timing is against him. He doesn’t want to walk out on Celtic at this moment in his tenure and I think seeing out this season would be his preference. But opportunities don’t come along often at a club which has the potential, stature and history of Everton.”
Yesterday Sevco Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha, so like Everton they are looking for a new manager. The Record realises that their 5 year old favourites will never match Celtic, so long as Brendan Rodgers is in charge.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager who signed a new long term contract last season, and is absolutely loving his job at his club, Celtic.
Hurt, desperation and envy, not an easy listen that Podcast.
*TICKETS are available on general sale now for ‘An Evening with Brendan Rodgers’ at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Wednesday, November 1, in celebration of the launch of his official autobiography, ‘Brendan Rodgers: The Road to Paradise’.
Priced from just £15, this intimate event – hosted by broadcaster and NI Hospice Ambassador Eamonn Holmes – gives fans the opportunity to hear directly from the Celtic manager as he takes centre stage to talk about his journey from a small village on the north-east coast of Ireland, to becoming the treble-winning manager of Celtic Football Club.
Tickets are available to buy now:
Online – visit https://etickets.waterfront.co.uk
By phone – call the Belfast Waterfront on 028 9033 4455
Box Office – visit the Box Office at 34 Bedford Street, Belfast. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm