Brendan Rodgers signs new and improved deal after guiding Liverpool to best season in years
New contract is for an undisclosed length of time; Northern Irishman speaks of his delight
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new and improved contract, for an undisclosed length of time, the English Premiership club announced yesterday.
Rodgers, who has been at Anfield for the past two years, has presided over an upturn in the club’s fortunes and guided the Merseysiders to second place in the Premier League season just finished as they narrowly missed out what would have been their first English title since 1990.
The Northern Irishman had a year remaining on his existing agreement with an option for a further 12 months. But having overseen an improvement from seventh in the Premier League last season to finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Rodgers said he was delighted by the prospect of spending more time at Anfield.
“I am both humbled and privileged to be offered the chance to extend my stay at this great club,” he said. “I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move on to the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding.”
Rodgers added: “I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff, who have been absolutely brilliant for me since the day I started at this great football club.
“I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field.
“Finally, I must thank the supporters who are at the heart of everything we do here. I am honoured every day to lead this team and I thank the fans for their continued support as together we strive to bring success back to Liverpool Football Club.”