Reds Boss Quits Following Cagey Discussions
After the misery of Liverpool's end to the 2013/14 season, we like many others would have expected Brendan Rodgers to push on and have a second crack at winning the title with his team in the campaign to follow.
The chances of this happening now though, is at an extremely low 0% as he has decided to resign from his post as the Reds boss. The question on everyone's lips...Why? Well although you may be thinking it, no it's not because he can't cope without genius Luis Suarez who left only a few weeks ago for Barcelona. And no, it's not because he doesn't feel he can go one step further next season and win the title.
The real reason is because of a small bust up during a meeting with Liverpool's board of directors. Apparently he, Werner and John Henry had come to a disagreement regarding the time he'd be given to mold the team back into it's exotic, attacking ways of last season.
Rodgers was supposedly angry with the fact he'd only be given a certain number of years to actually win the Premier League title. How many years he was given...We unfortunately cannot disclose.
The now former Liverpool manager released a statement this morning to Sky Sports. Here is what the Northern Irish man had to say.
Rodgers: I've had two brilliant years here at Anfield. To be able to work with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, and Raheem Sterling has been a delight. I have also had the pleasure of speaking with many former players considered legends at the club. Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness to name a few.
Sadly, the two brilliant years I have had will be my only here as I will be resigning from my post as manager. I can only feel disappointed with myself for leaving the club the way I am, but without the full support of the board I am afraid I just cannot do what I set out to in the first place. That is something I know you brilliant supporters will understand.
Lastly, I would like to thank you, the players and the staff for making my time here so special. It has been a wonderful experience, this is a fantastic club, and city. With your support this team can go so far. Keep the faith, and give your full backing to the new manager.
Not a great day for Liverpool supporters. This could have a horrific effect on Liverpool's 2014/15 season if they do not get the right man in. And whoever does come in, will have a very hard job on their hands.
Bookies favorite for the hot seat is unsurprisingly Rafael Benitez, manager of Napoli. Reports suggest that FSG could be looking into bringing the Spaniard back to the club for a second spell in charge. Other favorites include Michael Laudrup and oddly...Kop favorite Jamie Carragher.