Brendan Rodgers hints at taking Man Utd job as Leicester boss goes house-hunting in Wilmslow, 13 miles from Old Trafford


LEICESTER boss Brendan Rodgers has found a new home in Cheshire’s ‘football belt’.

As we revealed, Rodgers was looking for a posh address and has now landed a penthouse in Wilmslow — a postcode shared with some of the game’s leading lights.

Brendan Rodgers has found a new home in Cheshire's 'football belt'

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Brendan Rodgers has found a new home in Cheshire’s ‘football belt’Credit: AP
Rodgers previously lived in Formby before renting his house to Liverpool successor Jurgen Klopp

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Rodgers previously lived in Formby before renting his house to Liverpool successor Jurgen KloppCredit: Channel 5

He faces a lengthy commute to the Foxes’ training ground,  which will increase talk that his ideal next job will be in the Manchester area.

Although the move was made for family reasons, it will be handy to be so close if a future role is at  one of the local giants.

When he was Liverpool boss Klopp lived in Formby – later renting the house to his successor Jurgen Klopp before he sold it.

Meanwhile, the Foxes boss has admitted he had to be ‘harsh’ with his players as he bids to turn around a stuttering season.

Defending champions Leicester were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship Nottingham Forest last week and have slipped to 12th in the Premier League ahead of the match with West Ham.

Rodgers told Sky Sports: “It’s probably the first time I’ve had to be as harsh as that in all honesty.

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“Sometimes you have to be harsh to be clear. The reality is that this season we’ve conceded too many goals.

“The pressing elements of our game haven’t been at the levels we’d want them to be.

“As a team, we haven’t defended well enough.

“I’ve always been honest with the players and I said that to them from the beginning.

“I’m not going to tell them something in six months’ time that I could tell them now.

“A lot of the time, you’ll hold back and maybe reflect before coming up with something a few days later but I felt at that moment I needed to say what I said.

“The players know from day one what I want as I’ve been with them and I’ve been looking after them, helping them develop their game.

“Most of them have grown in terms of conditions in their life, better contracts, because of what we’ve been able to do.

“If that level drops and the performance levels drop, as the leader you have to tell them.”

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