Brendan Rodgers has already provided Manchester United and their supporters with a clear insight into what he would bring to Old Trafford, and how he would want to work with his players, if he is to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Leicester City manager has been installed as the favourite to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford, despite the Norwegian, for now, clinging onto his post as United manager.
Solskjaer has watched his side lose four of their last six Premier League matches, with last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to cross-city rivals Manchester City, for many fans, proving to be the final straw, leaving them demanding a change.
Although Solskjaer is understood to be at an increasing risk of losing his job, the lack of a succession plan being in place is meaning that United are not likely to pull the trigger just yet, despite an increasing level of pressure from the supporters.
Should United feel like they are left with no choice, Rodgers has been deemed as the favourite to succeed Solskjaer, with one report claiming that the Leicester chief would be interested in replacing the 48-year-old.
If Solskjaer was to be axed and United did turn to Rodgers, the Northern Irishman, who has also managed Liverpool, Reading, Swansea City, Watford and Celtic in the past, would arrive at Old Trafford a better manager than the one that left Liverpool in October 2015.
“Coming to Scotland means I’m a better manager now than when I left Liverpool,” Rodgers admitted, speaking back in 2017.
“There are two reasons for that. The first is that my players have made me better and the second is the quality of the other coaches, who have all posed different problems for me.
“All the tactics and the styles are all different and I’m a better manager for having dealt with that and I’ll be better still a year from now.”
Since making that admission, Rodgers, of course, has returned to the Premier League with Leicester and has guided them to back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the Premier League and led them to their very first FA Cup triumph, all whilst playing an attractive style of football.
However, whether the players available to him are excellent ones and have the ability to make things happen, Rodgers has highlighted that he takes no prisoners, insisting players have to earn their chance to be involved.
“I demand all players train like they play,” Rodgers said. “I always say to the players here when they sign a contract, you’re signing a training contract. I’ll decide whether you play or not.
“The money is in your bank every month but you’re to work and get better.”
Although the former Celtic boss’ primary responsibility is to help players win football matches, Rodgers also has the mindset of making players better as human beings away from football as well.
He continued: “I started coaching for one reason and that was to make a difference for people, not just as footballers but as human beings.”
As for his style of play, Rodgers, whilst in charge of Liverpool, hinted that he likes his goalkeeper to be good with the ball at his feet.
“We play with 11 men, other teams play with ten men and a goalkeeper,” Rodgers confessed.