I have to be honest and admit that I didn’t see Kenny Dalglish working out as a success when he was put in caretaker charge of Liverpool back in January. I though that Kenny had had his day and would be out of his depth after such a long time away from managing a big club.
How wrong was I? I am pleased to admit I got it wrong as I am a Dalglish fan and am happy to see him back in football.
I still believe that Roy Hodgson was treated badly by the fans, if the fans had got behind Roy in the same way they have Kenny, then he may well have been a success also.
At the time of Hodgson’s sacking I thought it was another of these stupid situations where all the fans thought they knew better and had hounded out a better manager to the detriment of their club.
Where Kenny has proved me wrong, is that he has shown with unity and everyone pulling in the same direction, you can be successful. Obviously, without Kenny, Liverpool wouldn’t have this unity.
Common sense seems to have returned to Anfield. There is now no rash decisons, no stupid promises that can’t be kept.
Another common sense decision is the one to also give Steve Clarke a 3 year contract to run parallel with Kenny’s deal. Clarke has plenty of experience and is working proof of the theory that surrounding yourself with good people is a recipe for success.
It will be interesting to see what the transfer policy is this summer. The new owners are yet to put any of their own money up for transfers as Suarez and Carroll where bought with the Torres and Babel cash.
Kenny must have faith in the new owners to put money up, otherwise I doubt he would have signed. He may well have brought a lot of the yougsters into the 1st team, but obviously he needs some more experienced heads in the squad. How much money will he be given for the rebuilding?
What happens over the summer will probably go a long way to finding out just how serious the new owners are.