Date: 15th May 2009 at 11:22pm
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Despite hearing his manager insist the vacant Reading position is ‘a big job’, Watford chairman Jimmy Russo reckons a move to the Madjeski Stadium would be a sideways step for Brendan Rodgers.

The Hornets gaffer has been as low as 1-3 in the betting stakes to take over from Steve Coppell amid a week packed to the brim with speculation that Rodgers was all set to up sticks and leave for Berkshire.

Not that Watford Chairman Jimmy Russo could see the logic behind such a Royal appointment mind you.

Fresh from a lovely little city break in Milan with his brother and Brendan, the top man at the Hornets helm told the W`Observer ‘?there is no reason why he would want to leave – he stated he is happy here?’.

And whether it was one glass too many of fine Italian vino or maybe a little too much Mediterreanean sun that went to his head but Russo took a thinly disguised swipe at Reading, suggesting that it wouldn`t be a forward step for Rodgers.

An enigmatic Russo added ‘Why would he want to move sideways? It is not like he is going to a Premier League club.’

Ooooo. Cue the catfight.