Damien Comolli – Man Who Spunked Millions On Magic Beans And Pixie Dust – Leaves Liverpool By Mutual Consent

Chris Wright

12th, April 2012

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By Chris Wright

“So I told ’em to buy Stewart Downing…for £20 million…and they did!!!”

Liverpool have just announced that the man that helped bring Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing to Anfield at great, great expense – Director of Football Damien Comolli – has left the club ‘by mutual consent.’

Owner John Henry said via the club’s official site:

“We are grateful for all of Damien’s efforts on behalf of Liverpool and wish him all the best for the future.”

Said Comolli himself:

“I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Liverpool and am happy to move on from the Club and back to France for family reasons.  I wish the Club all the best for the future.”

So, it’s for ‘family reasons’ – though the sceptic in me would suggest that it’s possible Liverpool’s owners felt someone had to bear the brunt of the backlash over the raft of poor, expensive signings that have flooded into the club and that man was not to be Kenny Dalglish.

The statement may use the term ‘mutual consent’ but official club statements are just as prone to sleight-of-mouth as anything else.

Not that that’s necessarily the case here. It’s just convenient is all.

Fenway seem like a patient, polite, eager-to-please mob and there’s nothing to suggest Comolli has been ushered out against his will. After all, his main duty was to bring quality to Liverpool and he – to put it politely – didn’t.

It’s also a giant roadblock out of the way as far as Rafa’s return would be concerned.

As I say, I can’t help being cynical.

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11 Comments

  1. Lady B says:

    oh wow… We might get some decent signings in the next transfer window!

  2. Fernando says:

    Kenny has said responsibility for ALL signings lies with him. Meanwhile Rory Smith has pointed out that all signings were mutual, bar Adam & Downing, who were Kenny’s. So your headline is probably misleading. In any case, he’s also the man who signed Suarez and Coates – one brilliant and the other very likely to be a world-class CB very soon.

  3. Mike J says:

    Comolli’s record wherever he’s gone has been expensively hit and miss and it was the same at Liverpool. However, Kenny’s assertion that all the signings were his choice makes me wonder if Comolli feels like he’s been marginalised. That said, maybe there is nothing more than him returning to France for personal reasons…

  4. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Return of Benitez, surely, why?

    They have a legend managing their club; a person that the fans loved and love. Benitez was too much of a polarizing figure. He was hated and loved all at the same time. Though, most of the people who loved him just wanted to give him a chance to shine again.

  5. FeintZebra says:

    Magic beans and pixie dust would have probably helped us score more goals.

  6. Arsenesbrasso says:

    By rights the buck should stop with Dalglish. After all he had the final say on the catastrophic signings.

    However, the yanks are canny enough to know that beheading ‘King Kenny’ wouldn’t go down well with his scouse peasantry so Comolli has been sent to the tower in his stead.

    It may be that Fenway hire a new football director who has a broader remit, more power & is specifically tasked with keeping Kenny under control.

  7. KKK says:

    One down, one to go.

  8. Kacker says:

    Or, y’know, he had family problems and left? You know? Like they said?

  9. Milkchew says:

    Bottom line is he didnt actually do his job to the extent that was expected, no doubt it was put forward to him that he should leave and inspect the contents of a brown envelope before he does.

    At Arsenal he got in / scouted Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy etc. At Spurs it was Modric, Berbatov, Bale and at Liverpool he just went crazy and jizzed everywhere. Had to go imo, had to go. And if Dalglish dont improve A fudging lot this time next year he will leave by `mutual consent` also.

  10. billa says:

    kenny to be “ambassador” – Rafa to come back – you know it makes sense…… remember those european nights !

  11. KKK says:

    I have a feeling that if Kenny doesn’t win on Saturday, he will develop family problems.

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