Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins approached Brendan Rodgers to see if he would be interested in returning to manage the Swans.

Rodgers has openly come out and stated that Jenkins approached him, following the sacking of former-Swansea manager Garry Monk in December.

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Speaking to beIN Sports, Rodgers said:

“I spoke to Huw Jenkins, the chairman, and people I know well, but I made it clear, I was pretty open, Swansea is a wonderful club, and there were also a couple of other Premier League clubs I could have gone back to, but I was open and up front: I wasn’t going to be available to come into a club before the summer.

“I am open. It is where I feel I can go in and make a difference – a job that will excite me. It doesn’t have to necessarily be at a top club. It can be at home or abroad. It is just about finding the right opportunity, one that will excite me to go in and somewhere I can help make better.”

The Northern Irishman guided Swansea to Premier League promotion in his first season in charge, and then overseen an 11th place finish in the English top-flight the season after. Although, in the summer of 2012, Rodgers left Swansea for Liverpool – with whom he spent three years in charge of.

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Despite not having an overly great tenure in Merseyside, Jenkins clearly does rate Rodgers and offered him an opportunity to come back to the club he made his name at.

However, the Swans now have Francesco Guidolin in charge and things seem to be getting better for the Welsh club. The Italian has managed the club to one win and two draws in his three games in the hot-seat, and things are looking quite promising at the Liberty Stadium.