Ancelotti confirms Liverpool never contacted him concerning managerial vacancy

Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as head coach last week.

Ancelotti was a reported managerial target for Liverpool following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, but he has confirmed to Sky Sports that there was never any contact from the Merseyside club concerning the hiring of his services.

“With Liverpool, there was no contact,” Ancelotti said. “When a job becomes available, they always use the names of the coaches currently without a team, so, my name was thrown out there. But I never had any direct contact with the directors of Liverpool.”

The Daily Mail reported prior to Rodgers’ sacking that Ancelotti was wanted by Liverpool, and that they had already contacted him as they sounded out replacements for the recently sacked coach.

However, it now appears as if they never actually made a formal approach, and Ancelotti has confirmed no contact, with the Reds looking towards Jurgen Klopp instead.

Klopp was appointed last week, and took charge of his first Liverpool game at the weekend, leading the Reds to a 0-0 draw with Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Many believe that Klopp was the better option for Liverpool than Ancelotti, and as there was never any contact for the Italian boss, it is apparent that the Reds’ board agreed with that opinion as well.

Liverpool made the wise choice in moving for Klopp, and the German coach will look to build upon his impressive start at Anfield over the coming months.

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