Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas, who had spells at both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, revealed that he held talks with Liverpool over a possible role back in 2012, Daily Star reports.
The 37-year-old was once again linked with a role at Anfield after a string of disappointing results for Brendan Rodgers were believed to prompt the club to begin considering replacements.
However, in a recent interview, Villas-Boas confirmed that he held talks with the Reds, but has now ruled out a potential switch back to England.
“I had talks with Liverpool,” he told Portuguese TV station TVI: “Returning to England definitely not in my plans, although life takes many turns.
“Coaching in England was a positive experience, but also many negative things happened.”
Rodgers is currently under fire for his team’s poor performance after being knocked out of the Champions League and struggling to get results in the Premier League as they now sit in 11th place.