Brendan Rodgers has warned new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, that English football will be nothing like he has ever experienced before, reports ITV.com.
Van Gaal has experience of winning titles in Germany, Holland and Spain, but Rodgers believes he is in for a surprise when the Premier League resumes action on August 16.
“I think what he’ll find is the competition in this league will be different to any other league that he’s worked in,” the Northern Irishman said.
“In a lot of the other leagues, there are one or two teams and those are the teams that are expected to win.
“This is a league where the top team plays the bottom team and on any given day you can lose. You don’t get that a lot in the other leagues. I think the competition will probably take him by (surprise), and that’s from foreign managers I have spoken to over the years.”
Despite the fact Rodgers and Van Gaal are now managing the two biggest rival clubs in the country, the Liverpool boss also spoke of his admiration for what the Dutchman has achieved over his career.
“I’ve obviously been an admirer of his work and his career,” he added.
“He’s a very experienced manager and a very good manager who has worked at some big clubs.
“When you come through as a coach, you look at the guys who have a vision and a philosophy, and he was obviously one of those guys.”
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