Kenny Dalglish is to return to football management, in the new Indian Super League, according to reports.
The former Liverpool player and manager was recently appointed non-executive director at Anfield.
Indian media outlet IBN Live report that Dalglish will be a “marquee” manager, and joined by Peter Schmeichel and Marcel Desailly in the new League.
The Times of India reports that Dwight Yorke, Fredrik Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Louis Saha and Hernan Crespo have already signed up to compete, with Thierry Henry and Michael Owen also in talks.
The League starts next January and reportedly lasts only 10 weeks, meaning Dalglish’s role at Liverpool would not be affected.
Liverpool, who recently opened a museum and coaching school in China, could also use the opportunity to raise the profile of the club in the huge Asian market.