Roma boss Claudio Ranieri has welcomed reports he is under consideration for the position at Liverpool. When I first heard this I was like, “WTF?” Ranieri of all people being the Liverpool manager? I do not think so!
Ranieri, who finished second in the table with Juventus in 2009 before taking charge at Roma, led Chelsea to the Champions League semi-finals before his dismissal in 2004 and appears ready to return to the Premier League. “I am happy that a team like Liverpool are thinking about me,” he said. “I am very proud to lead the team of my home city, but there are pros and cons.”
I am sure Liverpool are looking for a manager to take over from King Kenny in the summer if Dalglish does not do well. I am still a believer that we should give King Kenny the full backing he needs for next season and then we can take it from there. Dalglish has taken over a team mid way through the season and he will not be able to turn them around over night. With Dalglish in-charge we will more than likely be able to retain our keys players such as Gerrard, Reina and Torres for next season if they know they will be working under Dalglish. If they hear that someone like Ranieri is taking over, they may just jump ship.
If we do end up looking for a new manager in the summer, please do not let it be Ranieri!