Liverpool FC to appoint Roy Hodgson as manager on Thursday
deal with it?
Roy Hodgson is expected to be unveiled as Liverpool manager on Thursday.
The Fulham manager has refused to wait around whilst the Football Association agonise over whether to offer Fabio Capello a stay of execution following England's World Cup exit, despite initially eyeing the role if the national side had not defeated Slovenia last Wednesday.
Hodgson's first order of business will be to preside over offers for the club's key duo of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard, with a £20million bid being tabled by Real Madrid for the Liverpool captain's services.
Chelsea are hoping that they can prise Torres away from Merseyside for less than his £60million asking price due to Liverpool's financial problems, with debts incurred by owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks continuing to exceed £351million.
The Blues, who were Hodgson's local rivals during his two-and-a-half year reign at Craven Cottage, believe that an offer of £25million could be enough to lure Torres, 26, to Stamford Bridge and the prospect of Champions League football could be too strong for him to resist.
Hodgson's appointment is set to be greeted with little fanfare from the Kop especially if it ends Kenny Dalglish's future at the club, with the Scot understood to be considering walking away from Anfield should his longstanding friend be named as manager.
Dalglish had told the board that he wished to be considered for the same role he vacated in 1991 due to a lack of strong candidates in the frame to succeed Rafael Benitez, who joined Inter Milan after parting company with Liverpool earlier this month.
I'll back Roy but this means shit all until the "owners" fuck off and sell the club.
Can't wait for the fire sale of all the players to begin once the World Cup is over!!!
eating my feeling away with ice cream rn