If you believe the rumours, Brendan Rodgers is very close to the sack at Liverpool.
But who will replace the Northern Irishman at Anfield?
Well two managers with top quality pedigree have been linked to the job: Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp.
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I don’t think there’s a single Liverpool fan out there that would oppose these two managers replacing Rodgers.
But what if both Ancelotti and Klopp aren’t interested? No champions league football and a difficulty attracting top players to the club could be factors that turn both of these fantastic managers away from the club.
If Ancelotti and Klopp are out of the question then there is very little other options for the Reds.
Sam Allardyce? Roberto Di Matteo? Harry Redknapp? No.
There is no point sacking Rodgers for one of these managers. It has the be the perfect replacement or else Liverpool will be in this exact position again in just a couple of years time. Why rush to sack Rodgers if the man replacing him isn’t a better manager?
Losing the changing room
Yes, Rodgers may have started losing the changing room and a managerial change may help motivate the players and reap the rewards but the club needs to look at the long term plan.
They must be patient. What’s the harm in keeping Rodgers for another couple of months and waiting for the perfect replacement, whoever that may be?
Why would you sack Rodgers just to appoint an interim manager to wait for the right replacement?
Gary McAllister, or any other interim manager, wouldn't do much better than Rodgers in the next couple of weeks. They're not going to make much of a difference.
It’s not as though Liverpool need to get rid of Rodgers as soon as possible. He could even turn this season around.
Just look at last season which started in a very similar fashion to this campaign. Liverpool went on a brilliant run after the new year and looked set to join the race for the top four before a damaging defeat to Manchester United at Anfield.
It’s understandable that many Liverpool fans are calling for Rodgers’ head and it seems that his days are very much numbered. But the chiefs must get this decision 100% correct and think about the long-term future of the club.
If Klopp or Ancelotti are interested then they must make their move. If not, they must remain patient and not give into the fans’ protests. They must wait and be patient instead of rushing to sack and appoint another manager as soon as possible.