As reported by The Daily Record, Brendan Rodgers wants transfer windows for managers to avoid the kind of knee-jerk sackings that happen so often in the modern football world.
Rodgers is no stranger to an unceremonious sacking, having been on the end of one at Liverpool just hours after a 1-1 draw in a Merseyside derby against Everton. Now he’s calling for an end to the chaos that inevitably follows a period of poor results and wants there to be a transfer window for managers as well as players.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said:
Managers should have a transfer window too. Players have it and it brings some organisation to the chaos and it could be done for managers.I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the future, that’s the case. If we don’t have that you lose the qualities of people. What happened with Claudio Ranieri shows you that there is no loyalty in football and it’s all about money.
The sympathy for Ranieri is understandable given the incredible exploits of Leicester’s Premier League winning season.
Unemployment is not something that Rodgers is likely to have to consider anytime soon given his incredible start to life at Celtic, guiding the club to, what is so far, an unbeaten season and a potential domestic treble of trophies.
Perhaps the introduction of transfer windows for managers would have allowed him the time to turn things around at Liverpool? That question will of course be left unanswered as the Anfield club continue their quest to become title challengers once again under Jurgen Klopp.