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King Kenny returns to Liverpool
by Paul Kennedy, January 9th, 2011 1:06AM
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[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.



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