MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool are ready to be bold and make a move for ex-Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, this is according to a Marca report.
Ancelotti was sacked by Real Madrid earlier this week and the Italian says he plans to take some time off from management.
But according to a Marca report, English Premier League outfits Liverpool are interested in making the former Chelsea manager their boss to replace current chief Brendan Rodgers, who has been the subject of major criticisms this season.
Ancelotti, who was fired by Real Madrid after failing to win a major trophy in the 2014/15 season, is very much wanted by Italian giants AC Milan, who said they are willing to do everything possible to try to convince their former boss to make a return to the San Siro Stadium.
At the time of those reports, the Italian made note that he was not looking to rush into coaching again, as he wants to take some time away from football.
However, Marca in their report, claimed Ancelotti, though firmly convinced that a break from coaching is the best thing for him – would be willing to reconsider his decision to go into sabbatical – but only if Liverpool came calling for his service.
It is understood that West Ham United, who were turned down by Rafa Benítez, the man bookies are backing to replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid – are also planning to make an audacious move for Carlo, but the 55-year-old have no interest in joining the Hammers.
Rodgers has been firmly criticized by a some of the Liverpool supporters this season for the way the team fell off pace after almost winning the title last year.
There were even “Rodgers OUT” banners designed and air lifted across Anfield earlier this term to try to persuade the club owners to get rid of the Irish-man.
However, the 42-year-old remains adamant he is the man to lead Liverpool back to the top and will continue to do his job until the club’s hierarchy say otherwise.