Another day and another Manager has been linked with the hot seat at Liverpool with Louis Van Gaal the latest name in the frame according to reports. The experienced Dutchman is rumoured to be high up on the short list for Anfield with FSG set to interview potential candidates later in the week. At this stage there are conflicting reports with some suggesting Van Gaal is line to be the new Manager with others suggesting he is more likely to come in as a Sporting Director.
Van Gaal fits the bill in the sense that he is currently out of work, he has vast experience at some of the biggest clubs in the world and he is likely to be a popular choice among Liverpool fans. He has managed the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich among others with several League titles and a Champions League success on his impressive CV to date.
Reports suggest that Van Gaal would be interested in speaking to FSG about either vacancy at Anfield and as a result he has been slashed in the Next Liverpool Manager Betting. It may well be that the American owners want Van Gaal to work alongside a young Manager likes Andre Villas-Boas or Roberto Martinez who remain the two market leaders at this stage of the search.
There has been some concern among Liverpool fans as the very public search for a new Manager drags on after the sacking of Kenny Dalglish last week. The appointment of Louis Van Gaal would certainly be seen as a good move for the club with his experience in the game sure to demand respect the moment he walks in the door. That will be vital for any new Manager at Anfield with the fans eager to see the club challenging for a top four place next season after a couple of years of struggle in the Premier League.
The next few days are likely to be crucial for FSG as they look to make the right appointment as soon as possible. Interviews are likely to take place later this week in Boston and it now appears that Roberto Martinez, Andre Villas-Boas and Louis Van Gaal are the three main contenders for the coveted Anfield hot seat.