Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has cheekily suggested to Sky Sports that he’d love to start his managerial career in England with his former club.
The ex-striker is currently cutting his managerial teeth in the A-League with Brisbane Roar. He has overseen a revival of sorts, leading the team to sixth and on course to achieve a play-off spot.
Fowler has taken ex-Everton midfielder Tony Grant over to Australia with him as his assistant manager.
He has no doubts in his mind where he wants to be when it comes to his managerial path.
He told Sky Sports: I want to manage in the Premier League and I want Tony to come with as part of my team in the top-flight.
“I don’t think I can be any broader than that.
“I’ve got massive aspirations and I’m going to do everything I can to get there. It starts here, we know there’s a big world out there, there’s lots of opportunities and we’re ready to take them.”
The interview moved on to whether or not any particular club took Fowler’s fancy as his first foray into English football.
His answer perhaps wasn’t surprising although he quickly quashed any immediate plans.
He continued: “I’d settle for Liverpool first!
“But obviously I want Jurgen (Klopp) to stay there forever because he’s brilliant.”
Fowler’s ambition is there for all to see but he might be disappointed when it comes to waltzing into a Premier League job.
He might have to take a similar path to that of Roy Keane and perhaps drop into the Football League first to prove his worth in England.
That shouldn’t faze Fowler either. Frank Lampard took Derby County to the play-off final during his first season in management and then earned the Chelsea job.
It can be done but sometimes you just need that one club to take a chance on you as a manager.
If Fowler can land a Football League position once he has completed his time in Brisbane, that will be where the hard work begins.
With Steven Gerrard doing a decent job at Rangers some fans will fancy him as the next Liverpool manager when Klopp eventually calls time.
He too still has a lot to prove but Fowler would hold similar weight with the supporters should he return as manager too.