22/05/2012 09:06 BST

Fabio Capello, Former England Manager, Contender To Succeed Kenny Dalglish At Liverpool

Fabio Capello, the former England manager, has been approached by Liverpool to succeed Kenny Dalglish, according to reports.

The Reds have already held meetings with Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez and ex-Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas, as they look to whittle down their long list of candidates.

ESPN Soccernet reported: "The long list of candidates is now narrowing down to a workable number who are likely to go to Boston, although there is of course a chance that the owners will come over here to see the candidates."

Already the Reds have been rejected by Swansea City's Brendan Rodgers and Ajax's Frank de Boer, after they finished the 2011/12 Premier League campaign in eighth place.

Borussia Dortmund's highly impressive coach Jurgen Klopp, who recently guided the German club to a domestic double, has also ruled himself out of the running, while Marseille's Didier Deschamps also expects to remain with the Ligue 1 club.

Capello however still resides in west London from when he was the Three Lions' coach.

The 65-year-old quit from the national post after three years on 8 February, when he disagreed with the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy after his racism trial was postponed until after the European Championship.

Capello was harshly villified for the team's dismal 2010 World Cup campaign and was frequently castigated for his ostensibly poor English by sections of the press.

A two-time Primera Liga winner in two separate spells with Real Madrid, Capello has also won seven Scudetti with AC Milan, Roma and Juventus as well as the Champions League with the Milanese side.

He conceded after he bowed out of the England job he wished to take on one more coaching role before retiring from football.