SACKED Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move to Spain.
The northern-Irishman was let go after the Anfield side’s 1-1 draw with city rivals Everton, following an uninspiring start to the season.
And now Spanish football expert and journalist Guillem Balague has predicted Rodgers next move will be to Spain, in order to rebuild his career.
The 42-year-old speaks Spanish and previously expressed a desire to work in Spain one day.
What’s more, he has regularly holidayed in Sotogrande with his family. His ex-wife is now allegedly staying in their leafy villa in the exclusive urbanisation.
Balague told Sky Sports: “I’m sure it is something he will think about. He speaks Spanish, I’m sure he’d like to challenge himself and sometimes it’s a good thing to rebuild your career in Spain.”
“But I have two concerns. The wages in Spain are much, much lower than in England.
“Also, I think British coaches are surprised when they go to Spain and see the level of any coach, because I think Spain are 10 years ahead of anyone else because of the effort that has been put in to develop, to learn, to absorb from many sources.”
However, Balague admitted Rodgers would struggle to walk into a Spanish club as big as Liverpool straight away.
While former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also agreed that Spain would be a logical next step for Rodgers.
“I know he’s always wanted to manage abroad,” said Carragher, again on Sky Sports.
“You look at what happened to David Moyes after Manchester United, he went away. And sometimes that’s the best thing.
“You’re out of the limelight of ourselves – the English media – but you pick up different things, learn about different cultures, a different league and different experiences. And then you are maybe better qualified in the future to come back.”