St Etienne boss Christophe Galtier has spoken of his dream to manage Liverpool after growing up watching the Reds.
The 49-year-old was recently linked with the Aston Villa job before compatriot Remi Garde was appointed last week.
But it is the Liverpool job that Galtier really craves after idolising the all-conquering team of the 1970s, with St Etienne providing the opposition on one of Anfield’s greatest nights, when David Fairclough came off the bench to beat Les Verts in the 1977 European Cup quarter-final.
Galtier told L’Equipe: “When I sleep, my dream is red… I was affected by the Les Verts generation of 1976.
“It is therefore Liverpool red.
“I spent a week there in the context of my management degree.
“When you arrive, you are the manager of Les Verts, especially since the manager was Kenny Dalglish.
“Liverpool has lots of similarities with St Etienne.”