Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou would jump at the chance to manage Liverpool one day.
“I think his dream job, if Ange Postecoglou was to go, I think he is a big Liverpool man,” said the pundit. “But would he get the opportunity to go to Liverpool? Having said that I think he is absolutely committed at the moment to his life in Glasgow.”
Having done a pretty good job at Celtic, Postecoglou would be an interesting choice to replace Jurgen Klopp. But with all due respect to the Australian, Liverpool should be setting their sights a little higher.
Postecoglou dreaming of Anfield job
Postecoglou is a revered figure at Celtic. Having wrestled the title back from Rangers last season in his first campaign at the helm, he currently has them sitting atop the table again.
More than that though, the former Australia national team coach has them playing an attractive brand of possession-based football.
The 57-year-old also has something of Klopp in the way he speaks publicly. In his year-and-a-half in Glasgow Postecoglou has shown himself to be something of a leader of men.
But does all that qualify him for the Liverpool job?
In years gone by, the answer to that question might have been yes. The Reds had plenty of success dipping into the Scottish market in the 70s and 80s.
But this isn’t the 70s and 80s anymore. When Jurgen Klopp does eventually call it a day at Liverpool, whoever the owners are will have to be looking at an elite-level replacement.
It will be hard enough anyway once the legendary German has departed. Although Ange undoubtedly has the broad shoulders to deal with the job, unless he moves to a top five European league in the coming years, he wouldn’t be considered.
Maybe that’s wrong. But Red or not, the Liverpool job feels like a couple of steps away from Postecoglou.