During his six months out, he visited Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and was given unique access by Steve McClaren to a secluded four-day training camp in Holland prior to FC Twente's title-deciding game with NAC Breda.
"When I didn't get an interview (I thought) my managerial career was over before it had started," Rodgers told the Daily Mail. "Then I got a call from City and I thought I'd probably have to go in the coaching game again for a couple of years to get my name back.
"But it all worked out one day when I was sitting in McDonald's (in July 2010) with my two children. I got a call saying Swansea were keen to speak to me. On the Friday of that week, I became manager of Swansea."
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