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Rodgers tipped for Barca role

Last Updated: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:43
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers appears to be attracting some admiring glances from Spanish giants Barcelona for his work at Anfield.

Barca are being widely tipped to dispense with the services of current coach Gerardo Martino at the end of the season, and Rodgers is now emerging as a strong contender to replace him, according to reports in Spain.

The Liverpool manager's footballing philosophy would on the face of it be tailor-made for the Nou Camp, while his ability to speak Spanish is also in his favour, should the Catalan outfit decide to firm up their interest.

Rodgers is in no rush to leave his role with the Merseysiders, but he will soon enter the final year of his three-season contract and until a new deal is signed, speculation about his future will continue to persist.

The Reds' Boston-based owners seem to be dragging their heels about extending the Northern Irishman's stay, but by waiting until the end of the season to resolve the matter, they run the risk of leaving the door open to other suitors.

Rodgers said: "I am happy here. It is an incredible club - I love being the manager here.

"I haven't got an agent so I don't have someone pumping stories out there about me not being happy. There will be plenty of time, come the end of the season, to sit down and talk about a new deal."

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