The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

WHAT!?

I don’t even know what to say about Kenny Dalglish potentially returning to Liverpool. Or, I suppose, where to start. The fact that this has even reached a stage where Dalglish feels comfortable announcing this means that either the owners of the club think it’s a good idea, or else he’s gone completely rogue and is trying to leverage his name and fame into public support for his reclaiming a dream job he wishes he’d never quit. Neither should fill supporters with much faith in the future of the club, as it means either the people in charge are out of their minds or else they’ve lost control over key employees. Dalglish hasn’t managed since 2000 and arguably failed in his last two appointments, being fired after two seasons at Newcastle and one at Celtic; whatever success he had took place in a different league, a different time. His name means nothing to non-English players of the current generation, and Liverpool are hardly in a position now to out-big major rivals for the English stars to whom Dalglish’s name and reputation might make a difference- especially without Champions League football this year. He blatantly adds nothing at all.

Dalglish represents a dead and buried football of the past, and if Liverpool appoint him they’re going to finish hilariously 10th. Bet on it. No one mistake can damage a legendary club too badly; but there’s been a succession of quizzical moves, embarrassing publicity and bad results at the Kop in recent years which collectively have a real danger of permanently damaging the club’s reputation. They’re just this side of second-rate, whatever they were when Kenny wore boots instead of suits.

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June 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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