Jamie Carragher believes that his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is the ideal candidate to replace Roy Hodgson as England boss in the future.
‘Carra’ spent one season working under the current Reds chief before retiring, playing the 2012/13 campaign as a key member of the Northern Irishman’s squad.
Carragher then stepped out of the game into a punditry role and missed out on the Merseysiders’ shock Premier League title charge last term, which elevated Rodgers to a spot among British football’s managerial elite.
The former Swansea coach has been praised for his man-management and slick playing style, and his old central defender believes that he fits the bill in terms of what the FA are looking for for life after Hodgson, who is set to be in place until at least the end of EURO 2016:
“What about managing England?” He wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“Once the time comes for the Football Association to look for Roy Hodgson’s successor, Rodgers would tick all the right boxes: he works with young players, promotes an attractive style and has experience of competing in Europe.
“He has been bold, brave and the way he has changed Liverpool’s fortunes has proved one thing beyond doubt: Brendan Rodgers is a top-class manager.”
Rodgers is yet to win a major trophy as a manager, although he did guide Swansea to Championship play-off success in 2011.