Italian veteran coach, Carlo Ancelloti has refuted claims that he was approached by Liverpool after their sack of Brendan Rodgers. Carlo has been outside the football dugout ever since his dismissal from Real Madrid at the end of last season, he was however tipped, alongside Jurgen Klopp as a likely option to fill the shoes of the Northern Irish Rodgers at Anfield. But Carlo has come out to say,
“I have not had an offer from Liverpool”
The Merseysider showed Brendan Rodgers the exit door just an hour into the Merseyside Derby that ended in a 1 – 1 draw. A decision many felt should have come as early as Summer after Liverpool finished in disappointing 6th place on the League table at the end of the season. The Reds’ management however ran out of patience with him, after a poor start to the new season that has seen them sit on 10th place on the League after a run of 9 games. They decided to part way with him after 3 years, his 2nd year been the best – with him close to winning the League but eventually finishing in 2nd place behind Manchester City with 2 points.
Ancelloti’s claims were made on Sunday evening, after the Everton match, but reports from Sky Sports’ twitter handle on Monday morning however say he has been recently contacted.
“BREAKING: Sky Sources: Liverpool contact representatives of Jurgen Klopp & Carlo Ancelotti over vacant manager’s position. #SSNH”
Carlo was initially said to be out of coaching action until December, but all that could change with Liverpool tabling an offer. He remains the coach with the most accolades on continental level, having won 3 Champions League trophies with 3 different clubs, with Real Madrid being the last