Reports in Spain this morning are claiming that we are interested in bringing recently sacked Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti to Anfield this summer, as our owners consider the future of current boss Brendan Rodgers.
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According to Marca, reports in the British press from earlier this week – which claimed that Rodgers’ job was safe – are false, and they believe that we are instead ready to turn to the former Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan coach.
Ancelotti was sacked on Monday despite enjoying a 75% win-ratio during his time with Madrid. He led the Spanish giants to their first Champions League win in twelve years last season, but his failure to pick up a single piece of silverware during the current campaign has proved to be his undoing.
The 55-year-old Italian has enjoyed a hugely successful career in management, leading his sides to 17 major honours. He was expected to take a year away from the game following his departure from Madrid (via talkSPORT), but Marca claim that he could yet be lured back by the prospect of a move to Liverpool.
Despite a disappointing season, the prospect of sacking Rodgers and replacing him with Ancelotti feels quite an extreme move from our usually considerate owners – who have so far proved astute at biding their time over important matters such as this.
There’s no questioning Ancelotti’s CV, but this still seems quite a way off from where we’re looking…