A few attentive Chelsea supporters on social media spotted an opportunity to completely overthrow Manchester City following a stunning claim.
According to the Daily Mail, Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is apparently in contention to take over from Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Guardiola’s City contract runs out in 18 months and the general conclusion is that he will not extend his stay any further.
Next year signals the seventh of the Spaniard’s silverware-laden rein, far and away the longest a manager has lasted in the blue half of Manchester since Joe Mercer in the 1960s/70s.
But all good things eventually come to an end.
Rodgers really the man for Man City?
City must select wisely and carefully for the individual they want to succeed their golden leader.
Rodgers is supposedly on the shortlist, having previously been wanted on the club’s coaching staff back in 2009.
Permitted the Foxes chief takes over from Guardiola, the mission of maintaining his predecessor’s levels will be an almost impossible one.
Chelsea fans certainly yearned for the move to happen, purely for selfish reasons.
They envisaged a free run at the Premier League crown with Guardiola gone and Rodgers in charge of City.