The Reds coach is glad not to have taken the Spurs hot seat.
Before Brendan Rodgers became Liverpool manager there was a time when the 40-year-old was linked with the Tottenham Hotspur vacancy.
In the end the Northern Irishman chose Anfield and in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking the boss has admitted it was a ‘close shave’ not going to north London.
“A close shave. They are a great club and one of the things I looked at was the history,” Rodgers told the Daily Mail when asked about Villas-Boas being given the sack.
“They’d had 11 managers in 18 years there so for someone like myself, I needed to create something; I needed to go to a club that was going to give us that opportunity.
“I am more than happy with the choice I made to come here and hopefully in time it will prove to be the right one.”
Whilst Spurs have struggled this season in the wake of Gareth Bale leaving for Real Madrid, the Reds have been in their best form for a number of years.
Under Rodgers’ guidance the Merseyside outfit are just two points off Premier League leaders Arsenal after 16 games, with the club’s 0-5 demolition of Tottenham on Sunday the final match that AVB was in charge.
Having built a strong reputation at Chelsea and Swansea City, the manager from Northern Ireland looks ready to make the next step and guide the five-time European champions back to the Champions League.
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