Liverpool legend tipped to return to England

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Reports in the UK have suggested that Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is on the shortlist to become Torquay United's new manager.

First ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has returned to manage Cardiff, and now another former Premier League forward could be heading for a job in management in England.

Yes, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is reportedly in the running to become manager of League Two side Torquay United.

The fourth-tier strugglers are said to be considering the 38-year-old, after sacking former boss Alan Knill on Thursday.

Fowler's last job in management was as player-coach of Thai side Muangthong United, although the Reds legend has since returned to Anfield as a coach in their Youth Academy.

If Torquay do approach Fowler and he decides to accept their offer, the only question will be whether he ends up following in the managerial footsteps of former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia (who is currently second in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen), or John Barnes -whose three jobs in management to date have all ended in relative failure.

The job won't be an easy one, with Torquay lying in 23rd in League Two, having won just five games all season.

Fowler, however, will bring with him a wealth of experience from years of playing at the top level, as well as coaching spells at MK Dons and Bury.

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