Whether you agree with the decision to part company with Kenny Dalglish or not, I'm pleased with how Liverpool owners FSG are going about the business of finding a replacement manager and new director of football.
Ayre did the required (some not required) interviews after the decision was made and said that big managers still fancy us, which I believe to be true. After that it has gone all quiet from FSG, which is the way Liverpool should go about doing this.
Ayre said "It's absolutely critical that we get it right and we move forward" before going all quiet.
Of course, we made the news when Rodgers turned down the opportunity to be interviewed but that was more him looking for the positive feedback he would get from the Swansea supporters by making this known. Also, Whelan from Wigan went to the papers saying that Martinez was given permission to talk to Liverpool, which is his choice. Other reports have come out and said we are interested in this manager and that manager but it's all wild speculation at this point. As supporters we don't know if it's a shortlist or a long list and whose names are on that list. All we can do is hope that they are being advised well and that they pick the right candidates for the high profile jobs we have open.
FSG can't just hire the first man they speak with (unless his name happened to be Rafa Benitez) as they would seem to be acting too quickly. I think they have about ten days to get this right as we need someone in charge prior to June 1, 2012. So let's just put some faith and trust in the owners that they will do a good job of finding the right people.
While trust didn't' work out so well the last time with Hicks and company I think FSG have showed they have more sense than the last two cowboys.
My wish list from 1-9 in order of who I would like for the job (even if they are not available)
5. Rafael Benitez
6. The Special one (can't believe I'm saying that but at this point why not)
7. Bob Martinez
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