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Football boss Brendan Rodgers is involved in a multi-million-pound divorce row over a property empire that consists of 102 houses, news emerged yesterday.
The 42-year-old and his estranged wife Susan are to have his buy-to-let portfolio valued as part of the financial settlement.
Mrs Rodgers was with her husband for more than 20 years and married for 13 years before the couple, who have two children, separated last year.
Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is now in a relationship with the Premier League club’s former travel co-ordinator Charlotte Searle, 31. On Monday, he and his wife were in court to hear their legal teams tell a judge they were involved in a ‘financial dispute resolution’.
Rodgers earns around £5million a year as Liverpool’s boss, including bonuses – and could have earned more than £20million by the time his current contract with the club expires in 2018. The former Watford, Reading and Swansea manager has also built a massive rental property empire – with houses from South Shields, in Tyne and Wear, to Reading – with his business partner Judith O’Hagan.
The court heard that each of their 102 properties would have to be valued – at an estimated cost of some £35,000 – before lawyers can decide how monies can be shared by the couple.
According to legal sources, Mrs Rodgers is likely to seek half of her former husband’s wealth.
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