ANCELOTTI RULES HIMSELF OUT
Carlo Ancelotti has denied being in line to be appointed in charge at Anfield where the manager’s position is vacant at the moment following the axing of Brendan Rodgers.
The Italian who has recently gone under the knife to sort his back trouble has no plans to make his way back to business at any point of time this season.
At the time of leaving Santiago Bernabeu, Ancelotti had made it clear that he would not be taking over at any other club in immediate future as he was willing to be out of the scene for 12 months and as per the 56-year old, his stand is still the same. He does not aim to make his way back to management at this point of time.
When asked by a British news agency if he had been contacted for the Liverpool job, Ancelotti said, “No, there’s been no contact whatsoever.” In spite of that fact he has been installed as one of the early favourites by Matchbook and others.
The Liverpool board made the decision to get rid of Rodgers after the Reds failed to secure win against the arch rivals Everton a couple of days ago.
If Liverpool’s overall performance this season is seen, one would not say that it has been poor enough for the manager to be axed.
Twelve points in 8 games with 3 wins is not that bad a number for a team which is going through transition.
At the completion of that Merseyside derby, the difference between Liverpool and the fourth positioned Crystal Palace was only 3.
Moreover, Liverpool is yet to be eliminated from any of the tournaments. So, it was not a typical crisis situation.
Still, the sword fell on Rodgers as the owners perhaps felt that the growth of the team under the 42-year old had not been as quick as it should have been.