After a fair amount of throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what might stick, the very first interview with an actual football manager could be on the cards this week. A source close to the club tells me that so far, Levy & Co have failed to make it past reception with any of their alleged shortlist. They’ve interviewed nobody.
What would Rafa bring? He does what it says on the box, and if we look beyond his famous spell at Liverpool it might be useful to ponder the 3 years he put in at Newcastle, prior to heading off to China for the big bucks.
This would be an oil upon the water type deal in practical terms and would sit well with sponsors and other commercial partners.
Rafa has settled home in Wallasey up on Merseyside and when I lived close by to that area, his wife was at that time very well thought of by locals and was known to work in a local charity shop.