Have Liverpool already approached their replacement for Kenny Dalglish?
With a multitude of contenders mooted for the now-vacant Liverpool job, it has emerged that Liverpool's American owners have apparently made contact with Andre Villas-Boas.
Despite leaving English football after his dismissal from Chelsea in March, the touchline-squatting manager is reportedly interested in the role, as The Independent claims that the Fenway Sports Group initially made contact with AVB in the past two weeks, perhaps even prior to Liverpool's FA Cup final loss.
Aside from the broadsheet's claims, the bookies appear to also be pointing towards a Villas-Boas appointment, with the Ladbrokes website continuously lowering the odds on Villas Boas from 8pm until midnight last night dropping from 14/1 to 12/1, 10/1, 8/1, 7/1, 5/1, 3/1 and finally 2/1 by the end of the night.
Though The Independent claims that Villas-Boas is interested in the Anfield role, he had previously been linked with the Roma managerial role in Serie A following the dismissal of Luis Enrique.
Like Liverpool, Roma have had a disappointing season despite investment from new American owners, yet it is thought that the Liverpool position would be the more attractive option for the 34-year-old.
Outside of Villas-Boas, Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez, Borusia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp and Marseilles Didier Deschamps appear to be the main contenders on FSG's hit list, though many Reds fans have begun clamouring for the return of Champions League-winning former boss Rafa Benitez.