Liverpool have suffered a number of setbacks in recent weeks after a number of high-profile managers have turned around the opportunity to take charge at Anfield. However, they have certainly been boosted by the interviews given by former England manager Fabio Capello, who has clearly indicated that he would welcome any approach by Liverpool.

Fabio Capello is out of work having risen from his position as the England manager a few months ago. Liverpool remain without a manager until now after sacking Kenny Dalglish following a very poor season in the league, in which they have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second successive season.

The new owners at Liverpool have made it a priority for them to qualify for the Champions League due to the finances involved. Despite Kenny Dalglish winning a trophy this season in the form of the Carling cup, he had to pay the penalty for not qualifying for the Champions League with his job. Liverpool have been given permission to talk with Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, while they are also identifying other possible candidates to interview. Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has also emerged as a strong candidate, but the name Fabio Capello is the latest to be linked with the job.

“I am honoured by the request [from Liverpool] but I have only just started with Ajax. In Amsterdam, we are on a new path and I, along with Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp – my colleagues on the technical side – want to bring success. That’s why I will stay loyal to Ajax in the coming years,” said the Ajax manager Frank de Boer in an interview to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has already turned down the opportunity to join Liverpool in the summer.