Monday, October 4, 2010

Rumours: Roy Ready To Quit Anfield For The Good

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is considering quitting as manager of the stricken Merseyside club after a disastrous performance at home to Blackpool. The former Fulham man was reportedly so disgusted by his sides efforts, particularly in the first half, during today's encounter that he is thinking long and hard about his future at the club. After just over three months in charge Hodgson has seen his side put together a disturbing series of results which have left Liverpool in the relegation zone and just one point from bottom placed West Ham after seven games of the season. The manager does not believe his side is constantly failing to play to their potential and believes that whilst he may not have the greatest squad to pick from they should still not have fallen to such an awful start to the season. He believes that off field issues relating to the club's owners have also taken their toll and it may be likely that new owners, if forthcoming, will replace the 63 year old Croydon born veteran in order to signal a new era. Hodgson took the job knowing that co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were initially looking for an investor to take the club over but recent attempts by Hicks to refinance his portion of the club's debt appear to suggest that the Americans are trying as hard as possible to avoid the club being defaulted into the control of the Royal Bank of Scotland a move that most believe will stabilise the club. The hugely experienced manager has not experienced this level of scrutiny in his lengthy managerial career and it is reported that he is thinking long and hard about leaving what he believes it a next to impossible job given the myriad of problems the club is currently in both on and off the field of play.

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