LIVERPOOL MANAGER, KENNY DALGLISH SACKED
Liverpool Manager, Kenny Dalglish has been relieved of his duties as Manager of the club following the worst performance of the club in the just concluded English premier League.
The 61-year-old manager received the marching orders after flying to Boston on Monday to hold showdown talks with Liverpool’s owners FSG.
Dalglish took over as Manager of Liverpool from Roy Hodgson (who now manages England) and had a rousing start to the Season with a Club that had always been a part of his life. Liverpool, however, finished 9th on the EPL log with 52 Points, one of the Club’s lowest ever placing on the standings in twenty years.
He masterminded his side’s League Cup success this year – the club’s first trophy since 2006 – but failed to secure a top-four finish having been allowed to invest over £100 millon on new players since he returned to the club in January 2011.
In addition, their point’s tally of 52 points marked the poorest return since the 1953-54 season when the club were relegated from the old First Division.
Andy Carroll, who has scored just six times in 46 appearances, arrived for £35m, before midfield trio Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, the latter contributing not a single goal or assist from out wide during the entire season, were brought in for a collective fee of around £45m.
In a statment on the club’s official website, owner John Henry said: “Kenny will always be more than a championship-winning manager, more than a championship-winning star player. He is in many ways the heart and soul of the club.
“He personifies everything that is good about Liverpool Football Club. He has always put the club and its supporters first.
“Kenny will always be a part of the family at Anfield.”
“Our job now is to identify and recruit the right person to take this club forward and build on the strong foundations put in place during the last 18 months.”
Chairman Tom Werner echoed the sentiments put forward by Henry, but reiterated the poor season the Reds suffered and the desperate need to improve sooner rather than later.
He added: “Kenny came into the club as manager at our request at a time when Liverpool Football Club really needed him. He didn’t ask to be manager; he was asked to assume the role. He did so because he knew the club needed him.
“He did more than anyone else to stabilise Liverpool over the past year-and-a-half and to get us once again looking forward. We owe him a great debt of gratitude.
“However, results in the Premier League have been disappointing and we believe to build on the progress that has already been made, we need to make a change.”