New Liverpool Owners Want Frank Rijkaard To Make Everything Okay Again

Chris Wright

18th, October 2010


By Chris Wright

Rumours swirling around the internet this morning are suggesting that Liverpool’s new owners NESV are weighing up taking the £3 million hit it would take to release current manager Roy Hodgson back into the wild – thus clearing the way to install Frank Rijkaard at the Anfield helm.

Throughout the mind-numbingly convoluted negotiations that proceeded NESV’s buyout, the American sports consortium were repeatedly said to favour Hodgson as the man they would trust to oversee Liverpool’s new dawn.

However, it would now seem that after yesterday’s embarrassing derby defeat (a performance that Hodgson described as the best he’d witnessed since he took charge), John W Henry and co. are seriously rethinking their stance.

Rijkaard is currently in charge at Galatasaray, but has not enjoyed a particularly impressive stint in Turkey and is thought to be angling for an exit after another underwhelming start to this season’s campaign.

I’m sure that many Liverpool fans would argue that the £3 million might be put to better use cancelling Christian Poulsen‘s contract, but hey ho.

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  1. spectator says:

    i wouldn’t mind rijkaard. the current squad isn’t brilliant but it’s better than this. they just seem ambivalent about attacking, almost disinterested. i don’t think this would be the case under rijkaard.

  2. Donner Meat says:

    This squad should be pushing for a top ten place at least.

  3. albey says:

    what do we need him for he has done nothing in turkey and look what he had at barcelona we need a man that knows what liverpool football club is all about and he is at the club right now wont cost us a penny in compo has the respect of the football world was born a winner and was the greatest footballer who ever wore the red shirt of liverpool and would jump at the chance to return to management KENNY DALGLISH !!!!!!!!!

  4. Ben says:

    Even Martin O’Neal would do better than Hodgson!! At least get some fight in them!!!

  5. Jay Wright says:

    I said to get Riijkaard in during the summer and haven’t changed my mind yet. Above all else, I want to see some good football on regular display at Liverpool and Riijkaard would doubtlessly deliver that. I’ve had enough of the counter-attacking football, from Houllier, to Benitez and finally with Hodgson now doing whatever the heck he is doing!

    Albey – it was Riijkaard that built that Barcelona team. They were mere also-rans before he came along and revitalised the club, with Ronaldinho, Eto’o et al running rampant.

  6. Shane says:

    I’d go all out for Klinsmann. He made the German team what it is today, fast, fearsome, attacking football. He would also attract the best German players who are no doubt some of the best in the world today.

  7. Shane says:

    Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad though, especially if he managed to bring a few of the good Galatasaray players with him like……Harry Kewell.

  8. hayaku says:

    give me back aquilani! uncle shit riy is stupid let him go!! very very stupid! see, no attacking at all!

  9. Gavin Smith says:

    I wouldn’t have any issues with Rijkaard, but my personal favourite would have to be Pelligrini.

  10. VM says:

    Rijkaard is good but my personal favourite would be joachim leow, if we can manage it. He would be a terrific choice and would completely transform the squad. Plus we can then attract players of the caliber of schwienstiger,marin etc.

  11. pablito says:

    for me the new manager would be Manuel Pellegrini or Ottmar Hitzfeld. Definitely not Martin O’Neil or Steve Bruce thank you….

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Guys, I think Rijkaard will do a good Job, Think about Jose when he came at Chelsea, He found a club that was didn’t have direction, motivation and ambition to win, look what he did!! frank is the main man for the Job, the new owners have to sack Roy this weekend or else no more trophies coming to Liverpool FC

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