Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has continued his defiance of the criticism of him by the club’s co-owner Tom Hicks, after the American tycoon labelled Parry’s reign at Anfield as ‘œa disaster’.
Hicks is trying to force Parry out of the club, blaming him for not capitalising on the commercial opportunities of modern football and thus having a bad effect for Liverpool FC.
But Parry’s contract cannot be terminated without the say of the whole board at Liverpool Football Club, including Hicks’ business ‘œpartner’ George Gillett, who back Parry to stay in the job.
Parry told BBC Radio 4 this afternoon, “It’s for the board to ask me to resign – and they haven’t.”
It’s clear it’s a matter for the board – I’m accountable to the board and this is not something the board has discussed with me,” added Parry.
“There’s a Liverpool way, which I think I will understand and I will stick to, and clearly there’s a different way.
“I think I have a responsibility, indeed a duty, at the moment to try to keep things on an even keel when there’s a degree of turmoil off the pitch.
“I just want to do my best for the club. The club will survive, we’ve got a Champions League semi-final coming up, there are a lot of important things to be done at the club and that’s our focus.”