Anfield boss finally given the boot.
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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has left the club by mutual consent.
Hodgson, 63, had won only seven of their 20 Premier League games since he took over from Rafael Benitez in July 2010 with the club 12th in the table.
Former player and manager Kenny Dalglish has been placed in charge until the end of the season.
“Both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down,” said American owner John Henry in a statement on the club’s website.
Hodgson refused to answer questions on his future at Anfield following Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by Blackburn on Wednesday, the club’s third defeat in four Premier League games.
And when his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round match against Manchester United on Sunday was cancelled on Friday, it fuelled further speculation that the former Fulham manager’s tenure was drawing to a close.
“I have, however, found the last few months some of the most challenging of my career,” read a statement from Hodgson on the club’s website.
“I am very sad not to have been able to put my stamp on the squad, to be given the time to bring new players into the club in this transfer window and to have been able to be part of the rebuilding process at Liverpool.” (BBC Sport)
As announced on this site a few days ago Liverpool have finally removed Roy Hodgson from the helm and placed Kenny Dalglish in charge until the end of the season on a caretaker manager basis.
So how do Liverpool supporters feel about this news?
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