Oct 132015

Former Tottenham Hotspur and QPR coach, Harry Redknapp claims that Liverpool approached Carlo Ancelotti before going to Jurgen Klopp. According to him, the former Real Madrid boss turned down the offer to coach the premier league club. Prior to the sacking of former coach Brendan Rodgers, it had been rumored that the club had approached Carlo Ancelotti as a possible replacement but they quickly rebuked the news only to cut off Rodgers days later.

Liverpool then made it seem like they only wanted Klopp because of his ability to rebuild teams. But Harry Redknapp has come out to state that Klopp was only a second choice who the club approached after being turned down by the Italian. The Former Real Madrid and AC milan boss took a self imposed leave from the game after parting ways with Real Madrid at the end of last season to go have a back surgery. now after Klopp’s announcement at Liverpool, Ancelotti came out to say that he is ready to go back to coaching and he would preferably want a premier league team where he says is an ideal environment for the game.

Even though Klopp was second choice to Ancelotti, Redknapp believes the 48 years old German has what it takes to take Liverpool back to its glory days as he is a coach who is always filled with enthusiasm . He also went on to state that he thinks that the German would bring more spice and competition to the league as a whole. He also went on to state that he feels Ancelotti wanted more and that is why he rejected Liverpool’s offer. He is a coach who would love to coach a Champions League team.

Sep 252015

Brazilian striker, Alexandre Pato has claimed that Manchester United tried to sign him on the deadline of the transfer market. According to the striker who is currently playing for Brazilian club Sao Paulo, Manchester United made attempts to sign him to bring him over to Old Trafford but he wasn’t aware of the deal as at the time. Tottenham was the only premier league club that was linked with the player all through the transfer market but this revelation also means united were weighing their chances of landing the former AC Milan star. Alexandre Pato has not ruled out the possibility of a move away from the Brazilian club but says he is focused on the game for now while also thinking about his future and talking about it with his family and friends.

It would be recalled that during the transfer window, United sold about three of their strikers and were on the search for a desperate replacement before they landed young Anthony Martial from Monaco. Although critics say he was overpriced but the youngster is beginning to prove them wrong with four goals in four games for united already. United also tried to sign out of favor Barcelona winger Pedro but the Spaniard later ended up penning a deal with Chelsea. He claimed that his switched from United to Chelsea was due to the fact that Manchester United was acting sluggish with the deal and he wanted to start the new season with a new club.

Alexandre Pato currently has a deal with Brazilian side Sao Paulo till December 2016, so any club willing to sign him the nearest future would have to pay off his current deal.