Before Brendan Rodgers was selected as the manager of Liverpool, the coach hailing from Northern Ireland was in took charge of Swansea City and it was during this time that he attracted the eyes of top clubs.
When Brendan Rodgers managed Swansea City, the English club was competing in the English League Championship but after a string of impressive performances and results, Swansea City was promoted to the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers eventually decided to leave Swansea City as he accepted the managerial role that was offered to him in Liverpool after Kenny Dalglish left Anfield.
Garry Monk is the current manager of Swansea City and the English manager has admitted in saying that it was Brendan Rodgers who set the benchmark at the club as all the managers of the club from now on have to achieve what Rodgers did.
What he did for our club is fantastic and it’s the benchmark for us. Any manager who comes in but especially for me, because I played under him and worked very closely with him, what he achieved is an inspiration and it’s an inspiration for me to try and get this side to 47 points.
“He did a great job for our club and if we can do the same or try to improve on it then great, that’s what you have to try to do as a manager.”
During the Premier League promotion season of Swansea City when Rodgers pushed the team to the top tier league of England, this was the first time in the history of the club that they managed on getting into the Premier League and the club were favorites on being relegated but they somehow avoided getting into the bottom relegation zone. This was a huge achievement for Swansea City and Brendan Rodgers received huge praise for this but Garry Monk is on his way of marking his name in the history-books of the club as well as Swansea City is located in the middle section of the Premier League with 11 triumphs out of the 28 league games that have been played so far.