BRENDAN RODGERS has hailed the “remarkable” support of Liverpool’s owners while lamenting the trigger-happy approach that has seeped into Premier League boardrooms.
Rodgers finds it difficult to comprehend Chelsea have dispensed with Roberto di Matteo as manager barely six months after he led them to a Champions League and FA Cup double.
It was the latest example of an impatience for success that is not solely restricted to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
By contrast, Rodgers has been given unswerving support from Fenway Sports Group during a demanding period since taking over as Anfield manager in May.
And the Northern Irishman believes such stability is the correct foundation to help drag Liverpool back among English football’s leading lights.
“Everyone knows that to turn around Liverpool, to get it to where we want to be and where the club deserves to be, there is not going to be a quick fix unless you are going to throw an absolute fortune at it,” said Rodgers.
“The owners have been true to their word. They have been remarkable with the support that I have been given, especially early on when we lost some games. I had messages of support, some were apologetic that I had been given the group I have been given. Their unswerving support bodes well going forward.
“If we can grow this philosophy and this way of working, it can save us a lot of time, money and effort and bring us success in the future. These are the early stages of that.
“I really respect that people have been lenient with me because this is a club that demands so much.”