Carlo Ancelotti would be willing to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool's new manager this summer.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Italian, who was sacked as Real Madrid boss this past week, is ready to take a year out of the game, but would jump at the chance of taking over at the Merseyside outfit.
Sources close to the former Chelsea boss claim that Ancelotti would like to return to England's elite division, with the same report going on to reveal that the Liverpool hierarchy could look to bring him in as a replacement for their current boss.
Ultimately, Rodgers has endured a torrid time at Liverpool of late, with the club having endured a nightmare campaign. The Reds, of course, missed out on qualification for next year's Champions League competition after ending in sixth place in the division, while they suffered a humiliating defeat against Stoke City on the final day of the season as they went down by six goals to one at the Britannia Stadium.
There's no doubt about it, despite the Reds chief having led the club to a second placed finish in the 2013/14 campaign, it's not going to prove easy for him to turn things round anytime soon.
At the end of the day, Rodgers and the club's hierarchy endured a nightmare summer transfer window last time out as talisman Luis Suarez left the club behind, while recruits like Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Co. failed to produce the goods.
Ancelotti, on the other hand, despite losing his job at the Bernabeu, is regarded as one of the best managers in world football. The 55-year-old, of course, helped secure the club Champions League silverware in the previous campaign, so he'd certainly prove a fine coup for Liverpool.
Time for Ancelotti?
But should they axe Rodgers? Well, in truth, things just didn't go to plan for the club's chief this past summer. Let's be honest, the subject of his future will no doubt continue to divide opinion, but can Liverpool really turn down the opportunity of bringing Ancelotti in.
At the end of the day, an experienced coach in the mould of Ancelotti isn't available everyday, so you can hardly blame the club for considering their options.
If the report is to be believed, however, and Ancelotti really is looking to take a year out, then perhaps the club should hand Rodgers a lifeline. They have a huge decision to make and this saga looks set to rumble on.
Liverpool fans: Would you take Ancelotti this summer? Have your say in the comments section below!
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