Ex-Chelsea caretaker manager becomes shock Liverpool target

Former Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has become a shock managerial candidate for Liverpool after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, according to reports from the Metro.

After weeks of speculation, Rodgers was finally axed by the Reds following their 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, with the club having two weeks to find a successor.

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Ex-Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and former Dortmund gaffer Jurgen Klopp are the two favourites to replace Rodgers at the Anfield helm, but now it has been revealed that Di Matteo is also in the running for the position.

Di Matteo became a Chelsea cult hero when he took charge of the Blues as caretaker manager in 2011 following Andre Villas-Boas’ dismissal, as the Italian led Chelsea to their first ever Champions League title that season.

And if talks with Klopp and Ancelotti are unsuccessful, the 45-year-old is next in line on their wish-list.

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