Liverpool have contacted Carlo Ancelotti with the proposition of managing Liverpool football club.
Fenway Sports group decided to stick with the faltering Brendan Rodgers in the summer and backed him with plenty of cash and back room staff. Principal owner John Henry had hoped that the former Swansea man would turn it around, but nothing has changed this season.
Liverpool have picked up a shocking 16 points from their last 15 league games and look bereft of ideas/direction.
It appears that FSG’s patience is wearing thin and they are prepared to pull the trigger soon. The general consensus around the club is that Rodgers will need to win all of his next 2-3 games in order to buy more time.
However, with Villa (Liverpool’s bogey side) and Everton coming up, Rodgers’ chances look slim.
Italian daily Calciomercato claim that FSG have already begun talks with Ancelotti’s entourage and are hoping to strike a deal. The lack of financial muscle and Champions league football means the task is quite difficult, but all parties believe that it is not impossible.
Ancelotti took some time off after being discharged of his duties at Real Madrid this summer. The former Milan manager won the La Decima with Real Madrid and fell short of winning the title due to key injuries along the course of last season.
Ancelotti brings with himself a wealth of experience and proven pedigree. Although Liverpool fans are keen on the former Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp, Ancelotti is perhaps the perfect candidate to bring some stability into the club.
As for Rodgers, it will be interesting to see how he reacts to these reports and if his side can bounce back against Carlisle tomorrow.