Brendan Rodgers has been house hunting in Cheshire amid Manchester United rumours.
Rumours are rife that Rodgers could be earmarked for the top job at Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjær flounders.
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With his Leicester City salary reported to come in at £10 million, and set to rise markedly should he land the United job, Rodgers has his pick of Cheshire’s most salubrious properties.
CheshireLive looks at five houses Brendan Rodgers could buy in the ‘golden triangle’…
Finlow Hill Lane, Over Alderley
This £6,500,000 house with nine bathrooms serving five bedrooms is set in approximately 16 acres of its own land and is surrounded by rolling National Trust countryside.
The seclusion of the property may appeal to Rodgers, given his current popularity, or lack thereof, at the Manchester club, and also at Liverpool should he accept the offer from their most bitter of rivals.
The house, described as having “notable architectural form”, comes complete with a gym, indoor swimming pool, a walled garden, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, a pool terrace, and stables.
“It’s a beautiful home – really, really unique”, says Melody Ashcroft, manager of Bridgfords estate agents in Alderley Edge.
“It has views across your own land and also over National Trust land.
“It’s a very techy house, the client’s business is computers so you can imagine what it’s like. It’s also really homely and welcoming for a house of its size.”
Greyfriars, Beechfield Road, Alderley Edge
Situated in the same village that Sir Alex Ferguson lived in before retiring to nearby Wilmslow, this Alderley Edge property boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms and five reception rooms.
A 49’x10′ “snooker room” complete with bespoke oak bar area, lies beneath a “principal bedroom suite” with “his and hers dressing rooms”, boot room and a shower sauna.
The decor is a melange of grey and silver, seemingly fashionable with the footballing elite.
Should Mr. Rodgers wish to bring his work home with him, an astroturf football pitch has been laid in the back garden.
The pricetag: Offers over 2,500,000. That would set back Brendan back by only three months wages.
Sunnyhill, Dale Head Road, Prestbury
At the other end of the ‘golden triangle’, this “Italianate villa” stands at the end of a private road.
A brook trickles across the end of the south-facing lawn, and rolling fields extend on as far as the eye can see.
Inside, five bedrooms are matched with five bathrooms, and a sauna sits in a “changing room”.
Should Mr. Rodgers wish to escape the pressures of top-flight football and take up a more sedate sport, Prestbury golf course is within walking distance of this £2,750,000 house.
Delveron House, Mottram St Andrew
The delectably named Delveron House is the former home of snooker legend, and fellow Northern Irishman, Hurricane Higgins.
The 30s house stands in the middle of the ‘golden triangle’ in the lush, green countryside of Mottram St Andrew.
A turret protrudes from the roof, and oversees the extensive grounds, sealed off from the outside world by a large electronic gate.
The large conservatory narrows to french doors, which open out onto a wide stone terrace.
Should Rodgers plan on being the second Northern Irish sports star to reside at Delveron House he will have to stump up £2,500,000.