Liverpool legend claims Leicester City boss is better than Frank Lampard and has backed him to become Chelsea manager

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has hailed Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as the best British manager in the Premier League.

Despite the emergence of Frank Lampard, Carragher believes that Rodgers remains Britain’s number one, and even believes that he has what it takes to become a Chelsea manager in the near future.

Rodgers has previously managed Liverpool and Celtic in the past before joining Leicester City last year.

Carragher, who played his final season at Liverpool under Rodgers, told MailSport: “Brendan Rodgers is the best British coach out there, no doubt.

“Maybe you could argue that the Liverpool job came too early but I think he did a good job, coming closer than any manager to winning the League in 30 years.

“He’s a fantastic coach, he’s done a great job at Leicester and I think his next job could be a Chelsea or an Arsenal.

“Maybe it would be difficult to go back to Liverpool or to coach Manchester United, given the Liverpool connection, but I think he’ll be up for the top jobs in this country, maybe England too.

“I’ve been really impressed with Leicester this season in that he’s actually changed tack in the big away games. He’s not thought, ‘I want to dominate the ball every place I go’. He’ll sit back and play counter-attack.

“There’s a great maturity in Brendan and I’m a big admirer of coaches who look at games and think, ‘We may have to play differently and it will help us get more of a result’.

“They’ve won every away game, the way he’s set up. And certainly what he did at Leeds [Leicester won 4-1], with all the talk of Marcelo Bielsa, was outstanding.”

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