The last time Kenny Dalglish returned from holiday, it was to takeover as Liverpool manager. Today he departs for holiday and could return to find he has lost his job.
The Reds boss returned from Boston yesterday after brief talks with owner John Henry and Tom Werner, where, it is reported, he was offered a new role at the club to ‘move upstairs’. Dalglish declined the offer and insisted he wants to remain as manager.
That leaves his future far from clear; FSG must now either show unequivocal support for Kenny, or take the controversial decision to remove him from his post.
Monday’s talks in Boston were planned, but the outcome left Kenny, and the club, in limbo. John Henry will now review what Dalglish said and continue to take advice on whether a change of manager is what is needed to take the club forward.
Until an announcement is made to either show support for Dalglish, or the other option, speculation surrounding his future will continue apace.
The Guardian write;
Dalglish’s explanation for Liverpool’s lowest league finish for 18 years and insistence that a major summer overhaul is unnecessary has not resolved the critical issue of whether he will remain as manager next season. FSG has refused to give assurances on Dalglish’s future since the FA Cup final and the lack of them during direct talks with the Liverpool manager demonstrates the extent of the owners’ reservations over the progress of his squad.
Supporters will be hoping FSG can act swiftly, having recently sacked the director of football, head of sports science, head of communications and failed to appoint a chief executive. With none of those positions filled, and no stadium announcement, serious questions are beginning to be asked of the American owners.
One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be another summer of madness on Merseyside.