Liverpool has reportedly made a sensational approach to former manager Rafa Benitez over a potential return to the club.
As reported by the Mirror, Liverpool chiefs have sounded out the Spaniard, after being rejected by Swansea City boss Brendan Rogers and former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola in their hunt for a new boss.
Benitez left Liverpool in 2010, when the club was under the ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillet, but it is rumoured that new owners Fenway Sports Group are considering bringing the crowd favourite back to Anfield.
After leaving Liverpool, Benitez endured a difficult spell at Inter Milan, and has since spent the last 18 months out of game.
However, it appears as though the Champions League winning Benitez could well be back in the hot seat, after placing high on FSG’s managerial shortlist.
It is believed that the club’s owners have a list of twelve candidates in mind, and have already been given permission to speak to Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.