New Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has claimed that he was interviewed for the Liverpool job back in 2015.
The Reds were in the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with Brendan Rodgers. In the end, Jurgen Klopp won the race to become the new man in charge at Anfield.
However, despite taking over at Everton just a few weeks ago, Ancelotti has moved to admit he was indeed interested in the Liverpool job previously.
“It was after (I left) Real Madrid, I had a chat with the owner,” Ancelotti said (The Telegraph).
“They were looking for a new manager but I think they made the right choice with Jurgen. He is doing fantastic work in Liverpool, so well done.”
Ancelotti has made an excellent start to life at Goodison Park. Two wins against Burnley and Newcastle were followed by a narrow defeat against Manchester City.
The Italian is preparing his side to face Liverpool tomorrow. The Reds are currently in the midst of a fine unbeaten run and made it a full calendar year unbeaten in the Premier League with victory over Sheffield United in midweek.
A funny old game
It’s a cliche but football really is that at times. With Liverpool rampant under Jurgen Klopp, it’s hard to imagine them with any other manager at the moment.
Carlo Ancelotti is a great manager. He’s won all there is to win and has done so around the world. But would he have the Reds playing to the levels they are right now? Probably not.
However, he’s made a fine start at Goodison and tomorrow’s clash could well be one of the tightest affairs for a number of years.
A few weeks ago Liverpool would have fancied themselves to walk to victory here. Not now though.
Everton are reinvigorated under Ancelotti and could well pull off a shock. After all, winning the FA Cup is the Toffees’ only real chance of a trophy this season.
It could well be a cracker at Anfield tomorrow.