Paddy Power offering Brendan Rodgers special odds

Paddy Power offering Brendan Rodgers special odds

Brendan Rodgers Specials market opened on Paddy Power

Brendan Rodgers has officially been unveiled as the new manager of Leicester City.

The Northern Irishman left his position at Celtic to return to the Premier League for the first time since he was dismissed by Liverpool back in 2015. He replaces Claude Puel in charge of the Foxes after the Frenchman was dismissed just two days earlier.

The 46-year-old, who guided Celtic to seven domestic trophies in his tenure, has signed a contract at Leicester which runs until July 2022. On his arrival at the club he told their official website that he was “privileged and honoured” to be given the role.

Following Rodgers’ arrival at the King Power Stadium, Paddy Power have opened up a ‘Brendan Rodgers Specials’ market which features a variety of serious and slightly tongue in cheek odds.

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Brendan Rodgers enjoyed great success during his time as manager of Celtic.

Odds on success/failure for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester

Several of the odds available in the Brendan Rodgers Specials market relate to how well he may or may not do at the King Power Stadium.

His first full season in charge will be the 2019/20 campaign and Paddy’s are offering odds of 10/1 for the former Swansea City and Liverpool chief to guide the Foxes to a major trophy win next year. Leicester of course famously won the Premier League title in the 2014/15 season but a repeat of that is unrealistic given the recent dominance of the top six. They do though have a decent history in the League Cup, winning in three times the last of which was in 2000. Could Rodgers guide the Midlands side to cup glory?

The next set of odds involve the more immediate future. Rodgers first three games in charge of Leicester will see them take on Watford, Fulham and Burnley in the Premier League and the odds are 10/1 for them to win all three matches.

Alternatively, there are also odds available if you think that the former Celtic manager will flop on his return to the English top flight. Paddy’s are offering 20/1 for the Northern Irishman NOT to be in charge of the club by the time they take on Chelsea on May 12th. Surely things won’t go that badly?

Brendan Rodgers novelty odds

One thing that has been said about Rodgers in recent years is that he sometimes resembles Ricky Gervais’ famous comedy character David Brent from the Office. There are plenty of videos of him online which back this up, with the things he says often being the main reason for the comparison.

With that in mind, Paddy Power have got some novelty odds in their specials market for Rodgers upcoming tenure at Leicester City. The first relates to his first press conference in the job and a phrase he so often said during his time at Liverpool. Odds of EVENS are being offered for him to describe the Leicester City squad as having “great character” when he speaks to journalists for the first time.

The second novelty market is also based on events during his time at Liverpool, with odds of 14/1 available for Netflix to release a documentary following Leicester during the 2019/20 Premier League season. This type of fly on the wall series has become popular recently, with both Sunderland and Manchester City being involved in them. And Rodgers too was involved in one back in 2012 when Fox Soccer created the series ‘Being: Liverpool’.

Finally, the most outrageous odds on the market are 500/1 for Rodgers to describe Foxes forward Jamie Vardy as the ‘English Paolo Wanchope’. Somehow, we feel like that one might be a touch too unrealistic!

Brendan Rodgers to sign former favourites?

A couple more of the bets that Paddy Power are offering in this market are for Rodgers to sign players that he has previously worked with.

The first is a player who he has worked with on more than one occasion, with odds of 16/1 available for Rodgers to sign Joe Allen from Stoke City before the 9th August 2019. Allen played for the Northern Irishman at Swansea City before following him to Liverpool in 2012, so Rodgers clearly rates him.

In fact, he likes Allen so much that he once described him as being the ‘Welsh Xavi’ – high praise indeed. These odds have already been cut from 50/1 and with the 28-year-old currently plying his trade in the Championship for the Potters they could well link up once again.

The second of Rodgers former players who Paddy Power are offering odds on joining him at Leicester is Celtic captain Scott Brown. The 33-year-old is a legend at Parkhead and has played for the Bhoys for 12 years after arriving from Hibernian in 2007. However, with him now being at the tail end of his career and Leicester’s squad being youthful and dynamic, perhaps this transfer is somewhat unrealistic which explains the odds of 50/1.

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