Liverpool Fans, Meet Your Next Manager…

Chris Wright

20th, October 2010


By Chris Wright

Galatasaray have confirmed that they have terminated the contract of coach Frank Rijkaard by ‘mutual consent’ after suffering an embarrassing 4-2 defeat at home to mid-table Ankaragucu (i.e. Darius Vassell‘s former employers) at the weekend.

The Turkish giants are currently ninth in the Super Lig table after eight games, already lying eight points adrift of leaders Bursaspor.

As Pies reported at the beginning of the week, there are whispers that new Liverpool owners NESV are keen on installing Rijkaard as the man to turn around the ailing side’s performances after a pretty disastrous start to the campaign under the stewardship of Roy Hodgson.

Could it be that the fates are aligning for the New Yanks on the Block?

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  1. askeped says:

    Could be an option if Hodgson goes, let’s not forget just how much of the Barcelona side he put together is still there in Pep’s Barcelona. Could see Pellegrini there as well.

  2. Rob says:

    This would be yet another disastrous move by Liverpool. They seem to have been making a series of bad decisions in recent years, which has led to their downfall. Just remember how Pep Guardiola converted Rijkard’s 2nd rate Barcelona team into the number 1 force in European football……without signining anybody new. What does this say about Rijkard’s managerial skills? Yes, he had some success at Barca early on, thanks to Ronaldhino, but this dissipated rapidly. His poor showing at Galatasaray shows that he is not good enough to be Liverpool manager.

  3. gaptooth says:

    another big name – who im not sure will be good enough

    the big question here is this – what is his footballing philosophy ?
    the reason this is so important is because the reds are in the wilderness at the moment
    they dont know what type of football they are playing or expected to play by the present manager Hodgson – who has no philosophy .
    Benitez (for all his sins) had a clear philosophy which the players understood , press high , 2 banks of 4 , build from the back, emphasis on 2 holding midfielders, zonal marking etc etc. he players understood it and followed it

    With rikjard at barca – he seemed to play the 4-3-3 which benefitted from 2 execptional forwards in eto and ronaldhinio , and 2 exceptional midfielders xavi and deco. his team seemed to play very much on the flanks with one holder (motta or edmilson) – they were also very reliant on wing back support – they also had world class centre backs in marquez and puyol – liverpool dont have this many world class players

    Now if Rikjard comes in with this clear philosophy and makes the players adopt it ( as well as bringing in new talent) then he could be a success (maybe not this season but maybe next year and beyond) – but he has to be so strict in portraying his ideas across and not deviate from them at all (wenger like)

    If he (like hodgson has done) picks his formation and style of play based on the players he has enherited – then i fear the worst – and further regression will follow

    we need a manager who has a clear clear progressive attacking based philosophy that will stand us in good stead for the next 3-4 yrs
    simple as !

  4. liquefied says:

    WOW!! Are you guys that determined to get relegated from premiership?

  5. raven23 says:

    They won’t go down but i don’t think Liverpool will even be playing Europa league football next season. The rot has kicked in.

  6. komu says:

    he’s stubborn with his his 4-3-3 but i can see it working for liverpool.

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