Roy staying on, delight at new ownership

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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has spoken of his delight that the club look to be getting new owners in the next week or so, and has been told his job is secure.

The new Reds boss, appointed in the summer as Rafa Benitez’s successor, has had a dissapointing opening to his reign in the Anfield hot seat, with the team lying 18th in the league with just 6 points from their opening 7 Premier League games.

But Hodgson has been told that the new owners believe he is the right man for the job and his job is secure at Anfield, amid speculation suggesting he could be replaced by Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish.

The new owners, New England Sports Ventures, should tie up the £300million deal next week, once a legal battle against the club’s current owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, is won.

“It’s very positive and of course I’m delighted,” Hodgson told the club’s official website.

“It’s been going on a long time and I know how hard the board have worked to set things up.

“I know it’s not easy for them because the owners have other ideas in terms of the sale of the club and what is achievable.

“But I was delighted to hear the news and have it confirmed that it looks like it is going to go through.”