The Independent’s headline reads as following… “Next Liverpool manager: Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp among favourites to succeed Brendan Rodgers.”
Given poor results and the apparent ‘stench of resignation’ currently engulfing Anfield, you may assume this story about the Reds boss teetering on the brink, emerged in today’s English press. It didn’t. It’s a splash that dates all the way back to Tuesday 2 June.
The rumours aren’t fresh ones. Talk of Liverpool replacing Rodgers with one of the planet’s most high profile coaches has bubbled away since the end of last season, and shows no sign of calming down.
Is a change imminent? None of us know, but the next fortnight does feel like its crunch time for the Northern Irishman.
So if Fenway Sports Group take the plunge, who would be the best man for the job? Here are my thoughts…
Not sure about this egg-chasing lark? Give it a chance. The 2015 Rugby World Cup is almost upon us – it starts this Friday – and it’s going to be ruddy brilliant. Well, I hope so anyway. There are 48 matches to take in and enjoy between now and Halloween.
Ahead of the big kick off no one can be sure who’ll be the last XV standing, and that uncertainty makes it exciting.
England as hosts, and led by an astute coach in Stuart Lancaster, have a realistic shot at glory. They’re in the ‘Group of Death’ with Australia, Wales and Fiji, but should they progress, a place in the final isn’t beyond them.