Liverpool could make a move for former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen this summer, as they go about rebuilding their coaching staff at Anfield.
This has been reported by the Telegraph, who claim that Meulensteen could be offered the role of assistant to Brendan Rodgers at the Merseyside outfit, with the club in need of improvement after a poor campaign in 2014/15.
Hiring Meulensteen, of course, would prove a controversial move from the Anfield hierarchy after the Dutchman previously worked under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson at the Theatre of Dreams.
In fact, it was only in November when the experienced coach hit out at Reds chief Brendan Rodgers, as he claimed that his ‘biggest failure is that he's not invested in his staff.’
It's far from certain as to whether the ex-Manchester United man would be interested in a move to Liverpool, with the Dutchman currently working as a consultant for MLS side Philadelphia Union.
Meulensteen, of course, has endured tricky spells at the likes of Anzhi Makhachkala and Fulham since leaving the Red Devils two years ago.
It appears, though, that the Dutchman isn't the only candidate to become the club's new assistant, with the same report claiming that the duo of Sami Hyypia and Pako Ayestaran are also in contention. Hyypia, of course, enjoyed a fine career at the Merseyside outfit, while Ayestaran previously worked under the guidance of former manager Rafa Benitez at Anfield.
One thing's for sure, the club's busy summer has already started after announcing deals to sign the duo of James Milner and Danny Ings on free transfers.
Meulensteen's a top coach
Well, it may prove slightly controversial, but you can hardly blame the Liverpool hierarchy for considering the ex-Manchester United man. At the end of the day, he enjoyed great success at Old Trafford, and is highly regarded by many top players in the game.
Liverpool certainly appear to be in need of new ideas, and Meulensteen could be the man to provide fresh ideas to Rodgers, as the club go in search of improvement sooner rather than later.
No doubt, some Liverpool fans won't like it - and the Manchester United faithful certainly won't be happy about it - but hiring the Dutchman could actually prove a clever move for the Merseyside club. It's crucial that they don't stand still once again this summer, with a number of changes seemingly imminent.
Liverpool fans: Should Meulensteen be handed the role of assistant at your club? Have your say in the comments section below!