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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Jamie Carragher could manage Liverpool

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Jamie Carragher to manage Liverpool in the future.

The British football icon - who managed the Red Devils for 26 years - reveals in his new book, Leading, that Carragher has impressed him since retirement.

Ferguson believes the Liverpool hero could enter the Anfield hot-seat one day if he decides to leave Sky Sports for a “more challenging” role in football.

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"I have spent some time with him since I retired and have been really impressed,” the 73-year-old was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes Liverpool's manager at some point in the future, but first he has to decide if he wants to leave the TV studio and get back into a more challenging role in football."

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Brendan Rodgers expected to be sacked

Speculation is rife over who will replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, with the Northern Irish coach under severe pressure following an underwhelming start to the 2015-16 campaign.

Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed he would be interested in taking a job in the Premier League, according to Sky Sports, while the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that contact has been made with the out-of-work Carlo Ancelotti.

Liverpool have picked up a disappointing eight points from their opening six Premier League matches, leaving them 13th in the Premier League table, and needed penalties to advance to the Capital One Cup fourth round past League Two side Carlisle United on Wednesday night.

It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Rodgers will be handed his P45 if Liverpool fail to beat Aston Villa at Anfield this weekend.

Carragher content with his job at Sky - for now...

Carragher is not in the frame to replace Rodgers, but the 37-year-old has demonstrated his immense knowledge and understanding of the game since joining Sky Sports in 2013.

However, like his co-pundit Gary Neville - who is involved with the England national team - Carragher appears to be content with his television work for the time being.

Liverpool fans: would you want Jamie Carragher to manage your team one day - or would you prefer Steven Gerrard? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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Brendan Rodgers
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