Yet another draft of an unsigned contract currently lies on the coffee table of Senor Benitez, although it appears as though the Liverpool manager might now be putting pen to paper very soon.
That’s because Rick Parry has announced that he is stepping down as chief executive of Liverpool at the end of the season. The Times reports that the long-serving employee of the Merseyside club has decided to call it a day, something which may well please the majority of Reds supporters, not least because it signals the end of an ongoing ‘power struggle’ between Parry and the manager.
Liverpool have confirmed Rick Parry will leave the club at the end of the season. The chief executive, who has been embroiled in a power struggle with Rafael Benitez, will depart from Anfield, which will represent a massive victory for the manager.
“I have had 12 very exciting years at Liverpool and am extremely proud of what has been achieved by the club over that period,” Parry said. “The victory in Madrid was a wonderful reminder of the many high points we have experienced and adds to the moments that make Liverpool and its magnificent fans so special.
“It has been a privilege to serve the club and as a lifelong supporter I wish the owners, Rafa [Benitez], the players and the wonderful staff all the very best for the future. I will be leaving at the end of the season knowing that the club remains strong and with a set of supporters who deserve success in all that Liverpool does.”
It seems pretty clear from Parry’s comments that Rafael Benitez will remain as manager of Liverpool Football Club, thus being able to continue the good work he’s done up to now. It also suggests that the Spaniard will have more power in his role, something that has previously been a bugbear. A great week for Liverpool supporters?