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.