Trevor Sinclair made a surprising declare dwell on talkSPORT as he likened Brendan Rodgers to Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola is recognised as one in every of soccer’s biggest managers, having received 29 trophies in spells in control of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Rodgers is way much less adorned – successful the Championship play-off last at Swansea whereas additionally lifting seven trophies with Celtic.
However Sinclair recognized one space the place the Leicester boss is much like Guardiola.
He mentioned earlier than the Leicester vs Manchester United dwell commentary: “For those who have a look at say Pep – I don’t suppose he’s gone in at Manchester City saying ‘that is what we do’.
“He’s earned that respect, he’s obtained to know everybody’s identify, he’s been well mannered, he’s finished issues accurately that you just’re imagined to do while you lead a gaggle of individuals.
“That’s what he’s finished at Manchester City and that’s what Brendan’s finished right here [at Leicester]. He has obtained a historical past of success now – at Celtic, at Liverpool, at Swansea.
“He may simply get lazy however that’s his make-up, that’s his DNA that he goes in and places the exhausting yards in to earn the respect of the gamers and when you’ve obtained the respect of the gamers they’ll be just right for you a bit extra.”
Rodgers and co. are presently second within the Premier League as they pegged again Manchester United, who had received all their away Premier League matches this time period, to earn a 2-2 draw on the King Energy Stadium.
After the match, Rodgers advised talkSPORT: “I believed the mentality of the crew was robust all through, I believed we performed a very, actually good recreation in opposition to a high facet.
“However I feel it additionally confirmed the extent that we’re at. We’re very aggressive in opposition to an excellent facet.
“They obtained a little bit of luck with the primary aim however we got here again and scored a superb aim with Harvey Barnes and likewise within the second half. It reveals we’re growing mentality as a crew on the very highest stage.
“There’s quite a lot of progress left to this crew – we misplaced twice to Manchester United final yr – however we’ve proven in quite a lot of huge video games this season that we’re aggressive which is essential.
“I’m certain Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] will come away considering we’re an honest facet.”