It speaks volumes when what used to be one of the top jobs in world football now looks set to be going to a nobody.
So, Liverpool’s list of 12 managerial candidates, as reported earlier, has been narrowed down to two: Wigan Athletic’s Roberto Martinez and Swansea City’s Brendan Rodgers.
For a club of Liverpool’s stature and considering the depths of their predicament, gambling on potential doesn’t sound like a good idea.
Not too long ago, for a non-former player or coach to even be considered for the Liverpool job, he would have to rank among the very best.
The type of managers they are now turning to reflects just how far the club have fallen in recent years. But to settle for the Rodgerses and the Martinezes smacks of sheer desperation. It is also an indication of the club’s demise.
More in The New Paper on Thursday (May 31).