Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
King Kenny returns to Liverpool
by Paul Kennedy, January 9th, 2011 1:06AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] Kenny Dalglish cut short a celebrity cruise in Dubai to return and take charge of his old club, Liverpool. The move followed the inevitable firing of Reds manager Roy Hodgson by Liverpool's new American owners after the club's troubles that have left it only four points above the relegation zone. Dalglish arrived in England in the early hours of the morning to take charge of Liverpool in the high-profile FA Cup match it lost, 1-0, at Manchester United on Sunday.

“We’re delighted Kenny agreed to step in," said Liverpool owner John Henry. "He was not just a legendary footballer. He’s the third of our three most successful managers – three giants. 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 stands down from his position as team manager. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Dalglish, who starred at Liverpool, which he joined from Celtic in 1977, won five English league titles when he was promoted to player/manager 1985. He won three more titles before quitting in 1991.

Dalglish's days at Liverpool were marred by tragedy -- the death of 39 fans at Brussels' Heysel Stadium after rioting before the 1985 European Cup final against Juventus and the death of 96 Liverpool fans crushed to death at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium in 1989.

He later managed at Blackburn, Celtic and Newcastle but had not been involved in coaching since 2000.

He is known have wanted the Liverpool job when Rafa Benitez left over the summer and was replaced as Hodgson.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Ticas take three U.S. collegians    
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain ...
Road to Vancouver: Mexico takes 14 U.S. players    
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late ...
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
Friday: Shared interests foster Beckham's Miami meeting    
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
TV Report: Top 15 U.S. EPL markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives