Anfield caretaker set to get the job on full time basis.
Kenny Dalglish’s future role in the Anfield revolution he started when he took over the reins as Liverpool’s interim manager following the departure of Roy Hodgson in January could be settled by the end of next week.
And if the 60-year-old Scot is to be given the manager’s job on the permanent basis both he and the Kop crave, then the deciding factor for the club’s American owners may be the crucial part youth has played in the revival under Dalglish.
When he interrupted his holiday cruise in the Gulf with his wife, Marina, to answer Liverpool’s call, he took over a club he had served so brilliantly as a player and a manager when they were languishing just four points away from the Premier League relegation zone.
Since then, Dalglish has guided Liverpool back into the top six and that has been achieved despite his squad suffering a lengthy injury list, losing the services of such senior players as Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger and Fabio Aurelio.
Dalglish’s response has been to give youth a chance and his willingness to draft in the likes of Jay Spearing, Jonjo Shelvey, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson – 22, 19, 18 and 17 respectively – has impressed owner John W Henry and his Fenway Sports Group.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
After Roy Hodgson’s brief reign at Anfield the Merseyside club needed a replacement to get the club back on track and Kenny Dalglish was the right man for the job, in fact many believed the former boss should have been given the job in the summer in the first place. The Scot’s record speaks for itself, in 15 Premier League games in charge of Liverpool he has collected nine wins, three draws and lost just three matches.
Having climbed up to fifth spot Dalglish may well secure European football for next term, something the club could not have dreamed of before his arrival. There is growing speculation that American owners Fenway Sports Group, will offer the 60 year old Liverpool legend a two year contract.
FSG will also hand Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli a significant transfer war chest in the summer to help improve the club’s squad.