Rodgers backs Warnock return

Swansea City boss believes counterpart will land another good job

Brendan Rodgers: Believes Neil Warnock will bounce back from his sacking at QPR

Brendan Rodgers: Believes Neil Warnock will bounce back from his sacking at QPR

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers believes Neil Warnock will bounce back from his sacking by QPR and land a 'very good' job.

Warnock was axed by the Loftus Road outfit after a poor run of results had seen the club sit just one point - and one place - above the Premier League drop zone.

Like Warnock at QPR, Rodgers led the Swans to promotion from the Championship last term and he has no doubts the experienced campaigner will be back in a top job in football when he wants to return to management.

The Swansea boss told Sky Sports News: "Obviously I have empathy for Neil and it is always sad when any manager loses their job.

"Like I say, he's been around the block and he knows exactly how to deal with these situations but they're never nice of course when they come along.

"But Neil is a terrific manager and I'm sure he'll bounce back once he has a little breather with his family."

Big jump

"For any team coming up out of the Championship, ourselves and Norwich as well, it a very, very difficult league to come into and perform."

Brendan Rodgers

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Rodgers added it was a big jump for any team to move from the Championship to the Premier League.

"Obviously they had a terrific year last year (as champions) in the Championship and you only hope that he'd get the opportunity to continue with the great work that he'd done there," he continued.

"But obviously it wasn't to be there so he'll have his breather and come back again.

"For any team coming up out of the Championship, ourselves and Norwich as well, it is a very, very difficult league to come into and perform.

"It's unfortunate but we all know how football works and, like I say, he'll be back into a very good job again I'm sure."