Rafa’s Anfield replacement set to be announced.
Roy Hodgson is set to be appointed Liverpool’s new manager by Thursday, BBC Sport understands.
The Reds were granted permission to speak to the 62-year-old two weeks ago by his current club Fulham.
Hodgson has also been linked with the England manager’s job following the team’s humiliating exit from the World Cup but Liverpool have acted quickly.
The Englishman will replace Rafael Benitez in the Anfield hot seat after the Spaniard left at the start of June.
“Hodgson has always been the number one target of the board at Anfield to replace Benitez,” said Ian Dennis, Radio 5 live’s senior football reporter.
“After Fulham granted Liverpool permission to speak to Hodgson, it was just a matter of the clubs agreeing a compensation deal for him.” (BBC Sport)
So there you have it. Messrs Tom Hicks and George Gillett seemed to finally have got their collective fingers out and found a new Liverpool boss. Is he the right man to take the job on? Or is he a poor choice made by two Americans who really would do better to leave the club as soon as is practicable.