Why Swap Randy For Hicks And Gillet?
By David Hamill
That’s a total contrast to the constant bickering and wrangling with Lerner’s fellow countrymen at Liverpool, who seem hell-bent on wrecking the club’s finances and plotting with and against each other.
Joint managers didn’t work with Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier and neither do joint owners. One person has to make the final decision.
As long as they are still in charge, it will be difficult for the club to attract a top class manager given the circumstances. This is not to say Tom Hicks and George Gillet are fully responsible for the club’s decline however – Rafa Benitez has still had the time and money over the last five years to build a side that can cope without one or two key players.
However, it was wrong for the pair to go behind Benitez’s back two years ago when they tried to lure Jurgen Klinsmann. Perhaps the Spaniard should have walked when he was shown nothing but contempt.
Liverpool have always been a well run club that look after their supporters, but the time has come when even managers like O’Neill - a very good one but yet to be given the opportunity to take over a big four club - will gladly rebuff any approach.
Tags: Martin O’Neill, Rafael Benitez, Anfield, Liverpool, Rafa Benitez