Roy Hodgson Has Left Liverpool ‘By Mutual Consent’

Chris Wright

8th, January 2011


By Chris Wright

Liverpool have posted an update on their official website to confirm that Roy Hodgson has left the club ‘by mutual consent’ and that Kenny Dalglish has been put in temporary charge for Sunday’s third-round FA Cup tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Hodgson himself has posted a statement on the site:

“Being asked to manage Liverpool Football Club was a great privilege. Any manager would be honoured to manage a club with such an incredible history, such embedded tradition and such an amazing set of fans.

“Liverpool is one of the great clubs in world football. I have, however, found the last few months some of the most challenging of my career. I am very sad not to have been able to put my stamp on the squad, to be given the time to bring new players into the club in this transfer window and to have been able to be part of the rebuilding process at Liverpool.

“The club has some great, world-class players, with whom it has been a pleasure to work and I wish the entire squad well for the rest of the season.

“I thank those with whom I have built up a close working relationship at the club for their loyalty and support during very testing times, and finally of course to the Liverpool fans, your passion and dedication to the club will see Liverpool at the top of the game once more.”

Owner John Henry also has this to say:

“We are grateful for Roy’s efforts over the past six months, but both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down from his position as team manager. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Bloomin’ heck, the ‘right man at the wrong time’ gets it in the neck with terrible timing!

Elated? Sickened? Merely running the gamut between ‘utterly apathetic’ and ‘completely non-plussed’? Let us know below…

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  1. Jon M says:

    This is great news King Kenny for the rest of the season, this desision had to come today.

  2. takeru says:

    fuck you john! why you sack my beloved roy! bastard american!

  3. owen says:

    I think he had to go but Dalglish is not the man for the job, he will lead us into bigger trouble, he’s not cut out for modern day football management. I now seriosuly fear for the clubs premier league status. They should have had a more solid idea of what was going to happen before letting roy go.

  4. PhilandoTorres says:

    At the risk of sounding like a cold-hearted Mafia type – it had to be done.

    The next few months will probably be spent trying to woo Owen Coyle.

  5. Jon says:

    I love Woy, but I can’t help fearing a Keegan-esque situation happening where we end up finishing even lower than this. Lets hope we can get a good leftback and maybe another striker in the transfers, although I’m not too hopeful.

  6. tom says:

    bad move gettin rid of him now.looks like the new yank in town dosent wanna spend in jan.dont think kenny wil get money to spend if hes only there til may.if the owners buy the players a new manager comes in and has a choice,play them??? or job???

  7. Hmmm says:

    In my opinion, recently liverpool fans have been acting incredibly fickle. The team does bad – get rid of the owners, the team does worse – get rid of the manager. Perhaps it’s the players that are either not gelling or simply past their prime.

  8. TravisKOP says:

    wow, a little saddened that it came to this cuz as much of a blowhard that he is i like Roy hodgson. Gotta love kenny tho so we’ll see what happens, but its a dam shame hes leaving in these conditions

  9. dc says:

    Hodgson -> Fulham, por favor

  10. James says:

    Hmmm, we’d been calling for the owners heads for years – if you can’t see the damage they’ve done to Liverpool, then well, that shows your lack of knowledge.

    And we never wanted a mediocre manager like him to begin with.

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