Ajax manager Frank de Boer believes taking on a project at Liverpool is a far more alluring prospect than managing Barcelona.
The former Holland international has built a reputation as one of Europe's most promising young managers having led Ajax to three consecutive Eredivisie titles with a fourth looking likely having been in senior club management for just four years.
His growing profile saw him linked with the Liverpool job following Kenny Dalglish's departure in 2012, a job he turned down according to his brother Ronald. De Boer is also considered a candidate for the Tottenham Hotspur job with Tim Sherwood's future uncertain after a disappointing five months in charge.
The Ajax boss has also been linked with a return to former club Barcelona with Gerardo Martino's position under scrutiny, but the Dutchman doesn't believe the Catalan giants would be the right fit for him.
"As for the football, the club is a match for me," De Boer was quoted as saying by Voetbal Primeur when asked about Barcelona.
"But do you really think I can teach them? Players like Messi, Neymar, Iniesta, Xavi and Alves? In the club you are more of a people manager.
"Then it would have been more fun to go to Liverpool, since there was improvement to make. Look where Brendan Rodgers is now with the club."
Having lifted the club from underachieving European outsiders to Premier League title favourites in just two seasons, Rodgers' position at Liverpool is unlikely to be questioned anytime soon.
But De Boer is unlikely to be short of alternative offers. Should Sherwood leave White Hart Lane this summer Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could be tempted to approach De Boer once again. However he may have to look elsewhere with the Ajax boss adamant there is more to be done in the Dutch capital.
"There is still plenty to win (at Ajax)," De Boer continued. "Reaching the second round of the Champions League for example."