Out of form Aston Villa have been linked with offering sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers a job, in a report published by The Sun.
Villa have not won any of their Premier League games since their opening day win over Bournemouth, and pressure is building on Tim Sherwood.
It remains to be seen if Brendan Rodgers would be keen on jumping straight back into management, but even less enthused at seeing him take over at Villa Park would surely be Tiago Ilori.
It was Rodgers' decision to send the defender out on loan to Villa, having decided for a third successive season he was not at the level required to make an impact for his Liverpool team.
Ilori impressed for Portugal's under-21 side against England in the summer, shutting out Harry Kane, and after loans at Granada and Bordeaux, and hopes to get his chance at Villa.
Tim Sherwood told the Birmingham Mail he is hopeful Ilori can become a 'great player' for the club, and hopes to hand him his debut in due course, although because of the club's poor form, is not in a position to experiment.
If Rodgers were appointed, the hard work Ilori has put in, to impress Sherwood, would be undone, and he would have to start from scratch to convince a manager he is worthy of a place, who has already dismissed him in three consecutive seasons.