Brendan Rodgers has taken some well advised time off from the managerial merry-go-round since being sacked by Liverpool last October. Though he's occasionally popped up on the pundits circuit offering thoughts on his time on Merseyside — and annoying Liverpool fans to varying degrees in the process — he's never been more than loosely connected to a return to management.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that his managerial sabbatical may be coming to an end sooner rather than later, though, when reports popped up in the usual places stating that Rodgers was the likely candidate to make a return to former club Swansea FC this summer. Swansea sacked Garry Monk earlier this campaign, with Francesco Guidolin taking over in a temporary capacity until the end of season.
Follow up reports have Swansea denying that Rodgers has been offered any kind of official position at the club, reiterating that they'll make a decision about the direction of the club in the off season.
Liverpool fans have not exactly been receptive to the news that a former and largely disliked manager might finally find himself a new job. The soothing balm that is Jürgen Klopp isn't enough to temper the blistering pain that evidently best represents Rodgers' leadership for some fans, and it remains to be seen how Rodgers might be welcomed back to a club many Swansea fans felt he abandoned too quickly after the club's first season in the Premier League.
Still, it remains a good opportunity for Rodgers, one that at the very least operates in a familiar territory for a man who many think needed to find a club closer to his own talent level. Swansea are ten points clear of the drop and are not currently in the relegation conversation for this season, but they'll want to improve upon that position next year and Rodgers might be the man to help them do it.