New Reds deal for Rodgers
26 May 2014, 22:14
Liverpool - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new and improved
contract, for an undisclosed length of time, the English Premiership
club have announced on Monday.
Rodgers, who has been at Anfield for the
past two years, has presided over an upturn in the club's fortunes and
guided the Merseysiders to second place in the recently-completed
Premier League season as they just missed out what would have been their
first English title since 1990.
The Northern Irishman had a year remaining on his existing agreement with an option for a further 12 months.
having overseen an improvement from seventh in the Premier League last
season to runners-up behind champions Manchester City, Rodgers said he
was delighted by the prospect of spending more time at Anfield.
"I am both humbled and privileged to be offered the chance to extend my stay at this great club," he told liverpoolfc.com.
am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last
two years and now we move on to the next phase which I believe will be
as exciting, challenging and rewarding."
Rodgers added: "I would
like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff, who have
been absolutely brilliant for me since the day I started at this great
"I am grateful to our owners and senior management
team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can
progress on the field.
"Finally, I must thank the supporters who are at the heart of everything we do here.
am honoured every day to lead this team and I thank the fans for their
continued support as together we strive to bring success back to
Liverpool Football Club."
Liverpool's US-based owners, Fenway
Sports Group, have been delighted by the way in which Rodgers has turned
the side into Premier League title contenders without a rash of
big-money signings and by how players and fans alike have warmed to the
former Swansea boss.
In a joint statement principal owner John
Henry and chairman Tom Werner said: "We are very fortunate to have a
hugely-talented individual leading our football performance and in whom
we place our trust to deliver the vision we share for Liverpool Football
"Brendan is at the heart of what we, as an ownership group, are trying to achieve on the pitch.
season has reaffirmed everyone's belief that we can bring football
success to Liverpool and we are all committed to working together to
"Players and supporters have made it clear how
important Brendan is to our success and so to have him commit to us for
the long term is a great boost for everyone going forward."