The England midfielder also said that talented players failed at United as they could not handle the intensity of playing for the Old Trafford club.
The former Davis Cuppers, who hailed from Chennai, had worked hard to bring the tournament here in 1997 as the Gold Flake Open ATP tournament, generating great fan following.
Team mate Adam Lallana is confident Coutinho will stay at Anfield as the club prepare to take part in the Champions League qualifying rounds next month.
The 2015 champions parted ways with Materazzi after a three-year stint following a moderate run in 2016, in which they finished seventh during the group stage.
Ramanayake, who resigned after the series against Zimbabwe, cited “personal reasons” for ending a two-year stint following his reappointment in 2015.
As of now, all the top Australian cricketers are “unemployed” as they have not yet agreed to the terms and conditions set by CA in the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU).
De Villiers is expected to meet Cricket South Africa at the end of August and announce his decision on his playing future.