Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish today paid the ultimate price for his side’s poor performance in the Premiership after he was sacked by the club’s American owners.
The Reds finished in eighth place in the league – four points below rivals Everton and level with ninth-placed Fulham.
They did win the Carling Cup, but were beaten in the FA Cup final by Chelsea and that was not seen as good enough by the club’s Fenway Sports Group owners.
Dalglish met with the main men John W Henry and Tom Werner on Monday and it was revealed this afternoon that they had called time on his reign at Anfield.
The 61-year-old, only returned to the Liverpool hotseat in January 2011 after replacing axed boss Roy Hodgson.
He has won nine league titles, three European Cup trophies, three FA Cups and five League Cup triumphs during his combined 15 years of service as a player and manager at the theBetVictor make Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez their 2/1 jt favourites to be the next manager.
BetVictor make Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez their 2/1 jt favourites to be the next manager.
Spokesperson Charlie McCann: “Both Martinez and Benitez have been well backed in recent days but after Dalglish’s period in charge it seems unlikely that Liverpool will turn to Red Rafa despite the fact that he is still revered by Liverpudlians. Martinez’ stock has certainly risen since Wigan were bottom of the table earlier in the season but is he the next manager of Liverpool?”
Next permanent LFC Manager:
R Benitez 2/1
R Martinez 2/1
F Rijkaard 8/1
P Lambert 12/1