Contrary to reports that former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzari will soon be the replacement for current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, Gazzetta Dello Sport [per Calciomercato] have moved to quash the rumours.
As per the Italian media outlet, Mazzari is not in any way close to taking over the reigns at the Merseyside club following the club’s unimpressive start to the season.
The former Inter boss was dismissed from his job at the San Siro in 2014 and has been widely linked with a move to Liverpool to replace under fire Rodgers. And as claimed by Italia 24 [via Football Italia], Mazzari took a flight to Liverpool last week to hold talks with the Anfield club.
Rodgers has been heavily touted to earn the sack at Liverpool following unconvincing displays and poor results from the Reds so far this season. TalkSPORT’s Graham Beecroft said a decision to make a change has already been made by FSG.
Nevertheless, the 3-2 win over Aston Villa yesterday and the return to full fitness of Daniel Sturridge, who grabbed a brace in the victory, will surely be a massive boost for Rodgers who is looking to put things right.
The Northern Irishman joined the Reds from Swansea in 2012 and led Liverpool to within two points of a surprise Premier League title in the 2013/14 season, only to lose out to Man City.
Instrumental goal poacher Luis Suarez left Anfield for a new adventure at Barcelona and Rodgers has since failed to reignite the attacking vigour lost with the former Ajax Amsterdam star.
Other coaches who have been tipped to take over the reigns when Rodgers finally gets the sack are Jurgen Klopp, a former Borussia Dortmund boss, and the more recently sacked Carlo Ancelotti.