Returning Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given his first interview since his appointment on Saturday morning.
The Scotsman landed on his flight from Dubai at Manchester airport this evening, from where he went to the Liverpool team hotel to give an exclusive interview with LFC TV and to speak with the backroom staff.
In the interview Dalglish spoke of the honour and pride he feels at being able to fulfill the role he last occupied in 1990. “I’m a very lucky person” he enthused.
In a stark contrast to departing manager Roy Hodgson – whom Dalglish described as a “honourable guy” – the interview exhumed positivity and pride at being manager of Liverpool Football Club. “I’ll take my chances and hopefully we’ll get more positive results than negative ones”, he explained.
With his first game in charge coming less than 24 hours after landing in the country, understandably team affairs will be led by the current backroom staff of Sammy Lee and Mike Kelly, after it was revealed Hodgson was sacked late on Friday evening.
Dalglish also spoke, albeit understandably briefly, about his relationship with Alex Ferguson – whom he called “Fergie”, player confidence and potential transfer plans.
He ended with a message to supporters:
It’s a great pleasure to be back. We’re working for people we know we can trust and working for people who only want the best for us as well. Let’s just hope we can take this journey over the next five or six months together and have a successful time
Kick off on Sunday is 1:30pm, live on ITV1 (UK).