Liverpool’s summer recruitment policy is not limited to just footballers, according to the Telegraph on Tuesday.
The broadsheet reports that former Man United coach Rene Meulensteen may be about to sign on at Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to boost his coaching staff in the off-season, in an effort to improve Liverpool’s fortunes during the 2015-16 season.
Liverpool finished the 2014-15 campaign in sixth place in Premier League.
According to the Telegraph, “Liverpool will consider Rene Meulensteen and Pako Ayestaran as potential assistants to Brendan Rodgers with the club ready to focus on rebuilding the Anfield coaching staff”.
Former Reds defender Sami Hyypia could also be returning to Anfield as a coach.
The news that Dutch coach Meulensteen maybe moving to Merseyside has provoked mixed reactions from Man United and Liverpool fans. In short, the tribalism between the rival supporters means that some fans are pissed at the possible deal.
Liverpool fans also have a serious gripe with Meulensteen, as “the former Manchester United first-team coach criticising Rodgers last November by claiming that his ‘biggest failure is that he’s not invested in his staff.’”
Below are tweets from Man United and Liverpool fans on the Rene Meulensteen story.
R€N€ M€UL€NST€€N to become Brendan's assistant manager at Liverpool according to the Telegraph. Hmmm.
— Jon-T (@AchtungJono) June 9, 2015
If Rene Meulensteen goes to Liverpool, he's dead to me.
— Ando ate all Depays (@HeisenbergMUFC) June 9, 2015
Rene Meulensteen best not go to Liverpool. They might start being half decent.
— You Overdid It Dodd (@Dodd__15) June 9, 2015
Ayestaran, Hyypia and Meulensteen. All three are much more experienced and much better fits to be our assistant manager than Pascoe was.
— Joseph Musker (@Musker_LFC) June 8, 2015
Interesting to hear more talk on René Meulensteen for the #LFC job, as experience goes as an assistant it's hard to think of many better.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) June 9, 2015
People seem to judge Meulensteen on his time at Fulham, rather than his time at United where he was one of the best coaches in the game.
— PhantomGoal (@PhantomGoal) June 8, 2015