Sky Sports looks at the most likely candidates for the Liverpool manager job.
The Spaniard is very tactically sound and keeping up Wigan for so many seasons with the resources handed to him is a reflection of how good a manager he is. He is a fan of attractive football, and will continue the same style of football Brendan Rodgers intended to bring to Liverpool. His relations are strained with Wigan's loudmouth chairman, and was in discussions with Liverpool before they appointed Rodgers.
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The Ajax manager has won two league titles within a span of one and a half years at the club. The Dutchman previously turned down the chance to manage Liverpool, after which the board went for their second choice in Brendan Rodgers. He is not the favourite however, since he already turned down the job once.
Liverpool fans were disappointed when Rafa was overlooked for the job earlier in the summer, but the former Reds manager might be in contention this time around. His cause is helped by the fact that he has already managed Liverpool, leading them to Champions League glory on that fateful night in Istanbul. He has been without a job for 2 years, having been sacked as Inter manager. He is still a favourite with the fans however, and a second spell at the club might work out well for all parties.
Out of the new wave of managers, Diego Simeone is undoubtedly one of the very best. In his first year of management, he led Estudiantes de La Plata to their first league title in 23 years, beating Boca 2-1 in a final match in December 2006. He was voted the best Argentinian manager, and the national team manager at the time praised him as a "born manager". He later went to Italy, helping relegation favourites Catania beat the drop. He then moved on to Atletico Madrid, with whom he won last year's Europa League competition. Given that he is enjoying life at Atletico, by no means will it be easy to tempt him to Anfield, but if owner John Henry does succeed, he will have a spectacular manager leading his club.