Neil Taylor would welcome Brendan Rodgers back to Swansea
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 29/03/16 11:46pm
Swansea defender Neil Taylor says he would welcome his "fantastic" former manager Brendan Rodgers back to the club.
Rodgers enjoyed a successful three-year spell in charge at the Liberty Stadium and guided the Swans to Premier League promotion in 2011.
The Northern Irishman left the Welsh club the following season to become manager of Liverpool but was sacked last October after a run of just one win in nine matches.
The 43 year-old has been heavily linked with a return to Swansea this summer and Taylor says he would welcome his former manager back to the club.
"He did great things for this football club, so there is no reason why we wouldn't want him back," said Taylor, who played in Wales' 1-0 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.
"We know he is a fantastic manager but we have to do a job. We can think about that at the end of the season."
Rodgers confirmed that he had been approached by Swansea earlier this year, following the sacking of Garry Monk in December.
"I spoke to Huw Jenkins, the chairman and people I know well, but I made it clear and I was pretty open," said Rodgers.
"Swansea is a wonderful club and there were also a couple of other Premier League clubs I could have gone back to.
"But I wasn't going to be available to come into a club before the summer."
Instead Swansea chose to appoint Italian veteran Francesco Guidolin, who has all but guided the Welsh club to Premier League safety.
The Swans now sit 10 points above the relegation places with just nine games remaining in the season.
Guidolin has since been linked with the Italy job, which will become vacant when Antonio Conte leaves after Euro 2016, potentially leaving the door open for Rodgers to return this summer.