Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT that he could see Brendan Rodgers managing either Manchester United or Arsenal in the future as he continues to impress at Leicester City.
The Foxes sit third in the Premier League after thrashing Newcastle United 5-0 on Sunday. Rodgers’s men have conceded just five league goals this season, and are playing some of the most exciting football in the division right now.
Their form has certainly vindicated Rodgers’s decision to leave Celtic for the King Power Stadium last season.
And Murphy suggested ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Monday that both clubs should have Rodgers on their radar should the Gunners sack Unai Emery or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leave United.
He told talkSPORT: “When you look at Arsenal and United, both in a bit of trouble, would it be that unthinkable to think that Brendan could manage one of those two teams in the future?
“I like Ole and I think sticking with him for now is the right thing. But I think further down the line. I even said when Wenger went that Brendan would be good for Arsenal.
“Down the line with his experience and his knowhow, and his ability to work with young players and his tactical awareness and his experience is getting greater year by year, I do think he will be capable of managing one of the big clubs.”
A lot of pressure will be removed for the manager who oversees a victory tonight. Manchester United need the win more. They will fall six points behind Arsenal and the top four should they lose.
Meanwhile, Emery still has plenty to prove despite their recent run of three wins in a row. Nine of the 10 league goals Arsenal have conceded have come in the last four games.
And with Leicester set to remain in third regardless of what happens on Monday, it is little surprise that some are now wondering whether Rodgers should have some high-profile admirers.