Can you imagine what would happen if either were appointed given the number of English players currently in the squad? Benitez would be splashing cash on no mark Spaniards in no time, and Villas-Boas would drop Gerrard and Carragher and destroy the dressing room in the space of six months.
God help whoever takes over. It was bad enough succeeding Presidente Benitez, replacing King Kenny will be fraught with dangers, especially if the Carling Cup is not retained! 61% of the fans wanted Kenny chopped, but that will be forgotten very quickly when the new man struggles like his predecessors. Who, in his right mind, would want the job? It is a poison chalice because Liverpool are in terminal decline.
Mind you, Avram Grant wouldn't probably take it. Or Gianfranco Zola. Or Alan Curbishley. Or Allardyce might fancy it actually. Or maybe Gerrard could become player manager!