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It reeks of desperation. They were insistent of their structure and new managers would have to fit in, so we overlooked loads of great managers in order to find one that would work within the framework.

 

And now a novice manager tells them they don't need a DoF and they're fine with it.

 

It'll be good to hear the full story, but if this is the case then FSG are a bunch of panic merchants changing direction depending on which way the wind blows.

 

Didn't Ayres confirm a while back that we won't have a Director of Football but instead we will have 2 roles, with one being a technical director and the other a errr.. thumb twiddler for all I know..

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I reckon we're going to unveil Van Gaal aswell on Friday and between the 2 of them we have some great experience and burning ambition, with a common philosophy of playing great football.

 

Just need some class, exciting signings next.

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FSG can't win though.

 

They've got nobody lined up - They don't have a clue what they're doing.

They have someone lined up - the fuckers were talking to people behind Kenny's back.

 

Sacking a manager and having a replacement either in mind or already sorted is usually the natural order of things. It's basic common sense. It doesn't come into the reckoning when you disagree with the sacking of the manager.

 

Ian Ayre spoke about a new management structure. Have they scuppered their own plans with the appointment of Rodgers?

 

If so then that is quite alarming.

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14 days is it since kenny was sacked.

 

seems a lot longer.

 

I'm excited by this appointment and I'm looking forward to the summer to see who he can bring in.

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He also pulled the trigger on Benitez, not that he was given a great deal of choice,

 

Not in the end no.

He was never getting the written guarantee from Broughton.

Fair play to Rafa like he never backed down to either of them.

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Sacking a manager and having a replacement either in mind or already sorted is usually the natural order of things. It's basic common sense. It doesn't come into the reckoning when you disagree with the sacking of the manager.

 

Ian Ayre spoke about a new management structure. Have they scuppered their own plans with the appointment of Rodgers?

 

If so then that is quite alarming.

 

Aye Tony's report in the Times tomorrow paints that picture.

If they're going to abandon it or water it down all ready they may as well do it for a manager a damn sight fucking better than Rodgers.

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Aye Tony's report in the Times tomorrow paints that picture.

If they're going to abandon it or water it down all ready they may as well do it for a manager a damn sight fucking better than Rodgers.

 

Ayre has also revealed how the responsibilities previously held by Comolli could be split between several appointments in future.

 

"The idea is rather than one person being responsible for all the elements Damien's role took on, we will divide up the responsibilities," Ayre said.

 

"We will have a slightly different structure so there will be two or three positions within that. Running a big football club is a big challenge. It's evident we need to focus on each area with a specialist who will deliver value in each area."

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Brendan Rodgers to become new Liverpool manager on Thursday after agreeing a three-year deal

Brendan Rodgers will become Liverpool’s new manager on Thursday having agreed a three-year deal with the Merseyside club.

 

By Chris Bascombe

10:46PM BST 30 May 2012

 

Rodgers’ departure from Swansea City was confirmed in a statement released by his chairman, Huw Jenkins, on Wednesday night. Negotiations regarding a £5 million compensation agreement will not be a stumbling block and the Welsh club have accepted Rodgers’ decision to leave.

 

The 39 year-old met Liverpool’sAmerican owners, Fenway Sports Group, on Wednesday and received the reassurances he needed that he will have control over team affairs, and the style and philosophy he wants to impose on his side is entirely in keeping with what his new employers were looking for.

 

High on the criteria for a new manager was a young coach with a passion for fluid, attractive football. That is why Liverpool were prepared to wait patiently to meet Rodgers, despite his initial reticence to join the recruitment process. Rodgers harboured concerns about how the selection process was being handled at first and, latterly, whether the arrival of a powerful sporting director such as Louis van Gaal would compromise his position.

 

Those reservations were laid to rest during his conversations with the Liverpool hierarchy, particularly when the Van Gaal interest cooled.

 

Liverpool do not deny speaking to Van Gaal, as managing director Ian Ayre held talks with the 60 year-old last week, but they insist no job offer was made. The same applies to Wigan’s Roberto Martínez, who was granted an audience with the principal owner, John W Henry.

 

As Liverpool shook hands on a deal with Rodgers, Martínez was left to commit his future to Wigan Athletic rather than head to Aston Villa.

Martínez was a serious contender, but ultimately Rodgers’ broader experience, apprenticeship at Chelsea under his mentor and friend Jose Mourinho and success at keeping Swansea comfortably in the Premier League at his first attempt by playing an eye-catching brand of football, gave him the edge.

 

Rodgers’ cause was also assisted by the fact that he led Swansea on one of the few occasions Liverpool owner Henry attended a Premier League game at Anfield last season. On that day, despite a 0-0 draw, the Welsh side outpassed and outplayed Liverpool and were unfortunate not to win.

 

Liverpool made no statement on the imminent appointment last night, but confirmation was provided by Swansea. Jenkins said: “Following on from discussions with Liverpool’s owners, Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool.

 

“We are currently in talks with the owners to agree compensation. We are trying to finalise that within the next 24 hours.

 

“Although we are very disappointed to lose such a talented, young British manager, we didn’t wish to stand in his way. As always at Swansea City, we want people working here who are fully committed to the task ahead. We wish Brendan every success in the future.”

 

Rodgers’ decision ends a three-week recruitment process at Anfield. He will be one of several appointments in a summer of transition.

 

Liverpool have been reviewing how to restructure the club, redefining scouting and technical roles, although there is a feeling much of this shake-up is being over-analysed amid a plethora of lavish titles.

 

Essentially, the club will be appointing a glorified chief scout, an experienced administrator to negotiate transfers and contracts and a figurehead to ensure a seamless transition between the youth and senior set-ups. Liverpool want the same brand of football played at all levels, a philosophy they stuck by rigidly during their most successful periods under Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. Some of the new appointments will be internal promotions and will not intrude on Rodgers’ role.

 

It is not a summer of revolution at Anfield, but it would be an underestimation to suggest it is mere evolution. FSG are pursuing a modern reinvigoration of the club’s well-established values, and the appointment of a dynamic, young coach fits with the promises they made on buying the club nearly two years ago.

 

That vision has been subjected to compromises ever since FSG inherited an ageing, defensive coach in Roy Hodgson and had little option but to turn to club legend Kenny Dalglish as a short-term solution to stabilise a fraught situation.

 

In turning to Rodgers, there is a sense they are now finally following their own blueprint. Rodgers is likely to assess the coaching staff before determining his backroom team, with Dalglish’s assistant, Steve Clarke, set for further talks on his future. Clarke offered his resignation on the day Dalglish was fired. It was refused by the club hierarchy because they wanted Clarke to delay a decision until a new manager was appointed.

 

Clarke was instrumental in helping Rodgers join Chelsea’s coaching staff under Mourinho.

 

In another twist, Swansea’s potential record signing, Gylfi Sigurdsson, may now stall on penning a £6.8 million deal. An agreement is in place between Swansea and German club Hoffenheim, but part of the attraction for Sigurdsson was working with Rodgers. It remains to be seen if the Iceland international, 22, commits his future to the Liberty Stadium given the managerial uncertainty.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...year-deal.html

 

Bascombe.

 

If that's true we are without doubt the biggest fucking dickheads in the history of the game.

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Stop quacking for the sake of - they said that days ago.

 

They also said this.

 

Liverpool’s academy technical manager is set for a senior role at the club as part of a management reshuffle which is expected to include Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal.

 

Pep Segura played a significant part in nurturing some of Barcelona’s most promising starlets before arriving at Anfield, where his work with the academy has not gone unnoticed by his superiors.

 

FSG now look set to promote him to a ‘technical director’ role, or the equivalent thereof with another title. His duties would consist of ensuring the footballing philosophies implemented by the manager, believed to be Brendan Rodgers, and sporting director (Louis van Gaal) are carried through to the club’s core.

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Stop quacking for the sake of - they said that days ago.

 

They also said this.

 

Liverpool’s academy technical manager is set for a senior role at the club as part of a management reshuffle which is expected to include Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal.

 

Pep Segura played a significant part in nurturing some of Barcelona’s most promising starlets before arriving at Anfield, where his work with the academy has not gone unnoticed by his superiors.

 

FSG now look set to promote him to a ‘technical director’ role, or the equivalent thereof with another title. His duties would consist of ensuring the footballing philosophies implemented by the manager, believed to be Brendan Rodgers, and sporting director (Louis van Gaal) are carried through to the club’s core.

 

Van Gaal is not coming apparently.

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Feeling weirdly calm and maybe even a bit excited about this appointment.

 

A couole of weeks ago I was dead against it but the more I've thought about the situation I think this is exactly what we need. The club is stale, it has stagnated and to say we were treading water was probably being generous as anyone who attended Anfield over the past six months will testify. We need a shake up, we need fresh ideas and we need something new. We have been close once in 22 years, so why not try something else as the old methods clearly don't work anymore.

 

It's still to be confirmed whether Rodgers will be working under someone, but given that Ayre said the DoF role is being split up then although the BBC are rightly saying there'll be no DoF, it wouldn't at all surprise me to see Van Gaal and Pep Segura assume senior positions.

 

It now seems clear that Rodgers was the man all along, maybe FSG did throw Martinez and Whelan's gob in to the mix to take everyone off the scent as was hopefully suggested last week. I think the keeping of Steve Clarke in hindsight points to their wish to have him and Rodgers working together again as at Chelsea.

 

This doesn't feel at all like the Hodge appointment. I knew that was a huge backward step, the man had never succeeded in big jobs and played turgid football. Rodgers has never been given that chance. I can honestly say Swansea were the most impressive side i saw at Anfield last season.

 

I wanted Rafa but they were never going to speak to him. Without CL we were never going to attract a proven Champion at the highest level. We have to be realistic. So all in all in happy with this and excited as to what next season may hold. Let's get behind the feller and the club, he needs our support from day 1. He starts from a good position, a talented squad who massively underachieved. FSG will surely back him with funds this summer so let's see what he can do. Maybe he can build something.

 

A lifebelt amongst a Sea of floating and mostly toxic turd.

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Our first manager since roy evans with a philosophy of attractive, passing football. I cant wait. Finally someone to wash away the stench of the horrid anti football years of houllier and benitez.

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Our first manager since roy evans with a philosophy of attractive, passing football. I cant wait. Finally someone to wash away the stench of the horrid anti football years of houllier and benitez.

 

You are obviously a total cunt, and I mean than sincerely. Both Houllier and Benitez did this club proud and deserve a bit of respect you fucking ingrate.

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Our first manager since roy evans with a philosophy of attractive, passing football. I cant wait. Finally someone to wash away the stench of the horrid anti football years of houllier and benitez.

 

Every post you make is absolute fucking shite.

Fuck off you fucking bad ted.

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Neither was Rodgers. You don't know, I don't know and Bascombe doesn't know.

I really don't care - I would be made up with Segura.

 

What point are you trying to make?

For days now the only justification for Rodgers & Martinez is that they'll fit in better with the new system.

 

Now if reports are to be believed Van Gaal isn't coming and the DoF is going to be watered down.

 

So for arguments sake that's true (and I happen to believe it is):

 

Offer me one compelling reason to choose Rodgers over Van Gaal, Rafa, AVB or Capello.

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What point are you trying to make?

For days now the only justification for Rodgers & Martinez is that they'll fit in better with the new system.

 

Now if reports are to be believed Van Gaal isn't coming and the DoF is going to be watered down.

 

So for arguments sake that's true (and I happen to believe it is):

 

Offer me one compelling reason to choose Rodgers over Van Gaal, Rafa, AVB or Capello.

 

He can speak spanish?

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What point are you trying to make?

For days now the only justification for Rodgers & Martinez is that they'll fit in better with the new system.

 

Now if reports are to be believed Van Gaal isn't coming and the DoF is going to be watered down.

So for arguments sake that's true (and I happen to believe it is):

 

Offer me one compelling reason to choose Rodgers over Van Gaal, Rafa, AVB or Capello.

 

First, nobody wanted it anyway and now you are up in arms cuz it is going to be watered down. It is not going to be watered down, in fact it is going to be so super important they are going to have two fellas doing it, so that is a good thing right?

 

As for the second part - I don't get to choose, in fact I have no input whatsoever, but my hunch is cuz he would take the job that they wanted to offer him on the terms they wanted to extend to him. You are assuming the others would do the same, but as with the original point - you really don't know and neither do I and neither does anyone you have read or spoken to so it is kinda moot.

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What point are you trying to make?

For days now the only justification for Rodgers & Martinez is that they'll fit in better with the new system.

 

Now if reports are to be believed Van Gaal isn't coming and the DoF is going to be watered down.

 

So for arguments sake that's true (and I happen to believe it is):

 

Offer me one compelling reason to choose Rodgers over Van Gaal, Rafa, AVB or Capello.

 

They are making it up as they go along!!! Total malacite!!!

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Every post you make is absolute fucking shite.

Fuck off you fucking bad ted.

 

Hahaha! Bad ted is my new favourite insult. I've always liked Dicko.

How Dicko and Randy Marsh arent in the top 10 rated posters on thisn site is an insult to intelligence.

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First, nobody wanted it anyway and now you are up in arms cuz it is going to be watered down. It is not going to be watered down, in fact it is going to be so super important they are going to have two fellas doing it, so that is a good thing right?

 

As for the second part - I don't get to choose, in fact I have no input whatsoever, but my hunch is cuz he would take the job that they wanted to offer him on the terms they wanted to extend to him. You are assuming the others would do the same, but as with the original point - you really don't know and neither do I and neither does anyone you have read or spoken to so it is kinda moot.

 

I don't believe that.

I think he wanted full control and I think FSG acquiesced.

 

And as far as others go I think only three were spoken to.

AVB, Rodgers & Martinez.

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