LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool have confirmed the sacking of Kenny Dalglish as club manager following a meeting with owners Fenway Sports Group and other top officials.
The 61-year-old, who replaced Roy Hodgson 18 months again, won Carling Cup and reached the final of the FA Cup this season, but had his contract terminated after another disappointing Barclays Premier League finish, which sees the club finishing at eighth-place and out of Europe again.
The Reds only scored 47 goals this season, despite the huge spending on players some still believe were over priced. The club also suffered 14 defeats in the Premier League and collected just 52 points, their lowest points tally since the 1953/54 season.
“Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Liverpool Football Club announced that Kenny Dalglish is to leave his post today as Manager after having his contract terminated,” a statement said on Liverpool FC, www.liverpoolfc.tv.
“After a careful and deliberative review of the season, the Club came to the decision that a change was appropriate.
“It is not a decision that was reached lightly or hastily.
“The search for a new Manager will begin immediately.
“Principal owner John Henry was fulsome in his praise for the outgoing Manager.”