Liverpool consider Louis van Gaal as sporting director
LIVERPOOL are ready to hand Louis van Gaal, the former Holland and Barcelona manager, the position of sporting director at the beleagured club, according to reports.
Van Gaal is currently without employment after the Dutchman lost his job at Bayern Munich in April 2011 after almost missing out on qualifying for the Champions League.
It is understood that Van Gaal would be interested in a move to Merseyside as Fenway Sports Group (FSG), the club's American owners, look to create a new role at the club.
The changes at Anfield follow the sacking of manager Kenny Dalglish, director of football Damien Comolli and director of communications Ian Cotton following a disappointing Premier League campaign that saw them finishing eighth 37 points off champions Manchester City.
The 60 year-old has a managerial curriculum vitae that includes two La Liga titles, four Eredivisie titles in his homeland and one Bundesliga title in Germany while he has led Ajax to success in the Uefa Cup and Champions League while also won the Uefa Super Cup with Barcelona.
The clubcontinue their search to fill the vacant manager's position and are understood to remain keen on Roberto Martínez and Brendan Rodgers despite suppporters' widespread criticism of the Spaniard following intial links with the club and the Scot rebuffing Liverpool's advances last week.