It’s not official.
And we mustn’t act in haste before anything is official. But we’ll take the word of the Beeb on this occasion!
What I mean to say here is that Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool Football Club have agreed in principle for the former to take over the reins from Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish as the new manager for the 2012-13 English Premier League season.
Supporters, both shocked and confused, are taking to forums and message boards to express their approval/disapproval of the new boss who, by agreeing to this switch, is certainly on the verge of taking one of the biggest steps in terms of his career.
Rodgers, for those that need a short introduction, leaves his current job as boss of Welsh club Swansea City to start afresh with Liverpool. Rodgers, who took over at Swansea in 2010, led them to promotion to the English top flight in just his first season in charge.
And the Swans did the unthinkable, when they defied all odds and bets stacked against them, as they finished at eleventh position in the standings in their first season back in the top division since 1983.
Along the way, the Swans scored impressive victories over Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. More than that, it was the possession brand of football that was the talking point of Brendan Rodgers’ youthful side.
Perhaps, it could have been the very same reason why Thomas Werner and John W Henry felt it right to offer the Northern Irishman a contract that could see his star rise to the levels of his mentor Jose Mourinho, the current head coach at Real Madrid.