Top three contenders to replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool
Brendan Rogers' failure to turn things around at Liverpool meant he became the second managerial casualty of the season after Sunderland's Dick Advocaat.
New Delhi: Brendan Rogers' failure to turn things around at Liverpool meant he became the second managerial casualty of the season after Sunderland's Dick Advocaat.
With the Reds languishing on 10th place in the league table with 12 points from 8 matches, Rodgers got the marching orders from his employers after a 1-1 draw against Everton on Sunday.
As one of the most high-profile jobs in world football up for grabs, here are the three top contenders who could take the hot seat at Merseyside.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is the front-runner to be the next Liverpool manager. Klopp is currently on a break after having left the Bundesliga club at the end of last season. By trending #KloppForTheKop immediately after Rodgers' exit, Liverpool fans made their first choice quite obvious to the club management.
Master tactician Carlo Ancelotti is currently in charge of Real Madrid. The hugely experienced Italian has won the Champions League on three occasions, which ranks him among the all-time greats. Having previously managed in England, Ancelotti holds an edge over other contenders in terms of the credibility of his glittering managerial resume.
Frank de Boer
Klopp and Ancelotti are the favorites but bookmakers also fancy Ajax Amsterdam coach Frank de Boer. The former Dutch international has turned out to be a big hit in the Eredivisie, leading Ajax to four successive league titles since taking over in 2010. The former Barcelona star has never played or managed in England before, which could be his undoing.
Other names doing the rounds include that of Walter Mazzarri, Ronald Koeman, Unai Emery and Marcelo Bielsa.