Jurgen Klopp was our first and only choice to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager, despite some uneducated recent comments from Harry Redknapp – who claimed we’d first approached Carlo Ancelotti.
But the legendary Italian, who like Klopp was out of a job two weeks ago, has rubbished Redknapp’s comments, putting egg on the face of the former Spurs boss who seemingly has an opinion on everything since stopping managerial work.
“With Liverpool, there was no contact,” Ancelotti confirmed to Goal, cited in the Echo.
“When a job becomes available, they always use the names of the coaches currently without a team, so, my name was thrown out there. But I never had any direct contact with the directors of Liverpool.”
Ancelotti’s quotes are not interpretable, and the fact we appointed Klopp within five days of firing Rodgers proves our eyes were firmly fixed upon just one man.
While Ancelotti’s CV is practically incomparable to any other active manager in Europe right now, he’s ageing and would not have been the long term fix to build a new era of success on Merseyside. In fact, since 2009, he hasn’t stayed with a club for more than two seasons and under 48-year-old Klopp we instead have the chance to create a new legacy.