Brendan Rodgers has revealed former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sent him a letter after he was sacked by Reading after just six months in charge.
Rodgers was given the boot and replaced by Brian McDermott, with Reading just outside the relegation zone.
The Northern Irishman then went on to have a successful spell at Swansea, before making his big move to Liverpool.
On Ferguson’s letter, Rodgers told Spanish newspaper AS: “Yes, he wrote to me there [at Reading]. He’s done that with a lot of managers that were either out of work or sacked.
“He was a symbol of, I suppose, the managers’ union.
“I obviously highly respect Alex in what he has done in transforming Manchester United as a club, but there are many people and managers I have a big admiration for.
“I look at David Moyes and the incredible job he did at Everton although he didn’t win a trophy.
“People might look at me in the next number of years and if I win some trophies they might say that’s a success, but I believe my success was the 15 years before that, leading up to that, my success and my journey as a manager and working with young players.
“That’s what I deem as my success.”