Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler, has declared this past week how he would love to become the Reds manager one day.
There was an element of tongue-in-cheek from Fowler in his comments. Of course, he would love the Liverpool job given his connection to the club.
Fowler is the sixth-highest goalscorer in Liverpool history. He had two spells with the club the 90s and then in the 2000s after disappointing spells with Leeds United and Manchester City. By disappointing, this is by Fowler’s lofty standards. He still hit the back of the net over 30 times between the clubs.
Now with Brisbane Roar over in the Australian league, Fowler is getting his first look at being a manager.
He’s doing well, too. He’s led Brisbane away from trouble and potentially has them looking at a playoff run.
However, when it comes to managing Liverpool, Fowler is a long way off. There are a number of candidates who will be way ahead of him in the line. Including a number of fellow club legends.
Biding his time
There is no way of telling what the future holds. Fowler, for all we know, might well lead Brisbane to glory then come to England and be successful in a league like the Championship.
That could, then, open the door to the Premier League for him.
But in terms of the now and what looks realistic, Fowler looks a long way from being the right man for Liverpool any time soon.
Fowler admitted himself Jurgen Klopp is the man for Liverpool. He insists he wants the German to stay as long as possible.
But beyond Klopp, there are others ahead of Fowler. Steven Gerrard, for one, is doing a fine job in his first taste of being a manager with Rangers. Gerrard is also getting that big-club experience, as well as the expectation that comes with managing such a giant.
Furthermore, there are other ex-Reds in the management game, too. Markus Babbel is managing over in Australia after a couple of jobs in Europe while Xabi Alonso is cutting his cloth with Real Sociedad B.
Finally, Mauricio Pellegrino is doing a decent job with Alaves in Spain. The former Southampton manager might well fancy another Premier League experience one day.
It’s all well and good for Robbie Fowler to have lofty ambitions. But for now, it looks like his dream of managing Liverpool might be some way off.