Brendan Rodgers sacked as Liverpool manager

 

  • Brendan Rodgers has left Liverpool after a difficult start to the season
  • The Anfield side are 10th in the Premier League with just three wins
  • Rodgers has been in the job since moving from Swansea in June 2012
  • He signed a new four-year contract with the club just over a year ago

Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as Liverpool manager.

The Northern Irishman was told after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton that his three-and-a-half year reign in charge at Anfield was over.

Rodgers, whose side have only won one of their last nine games in 90 minutes, was informed in a phone call by a member of Fenway Sports Group’s executive committee of the club’s decision.

Liverpool have parted company with Brendan Rodgers after a difficult start to the season for the club

Liverpool have parted company with Brendan Rodgers after a difficult start to the season for the club

Rodgers' side drew 1-1 with Everton in Saturday's Merseyside derby after taking the lead at Goodison Park

Rodgers’ side drew 1-1 with Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby after taking the lead at Goodison Park

Rodgers hasn't been able to call on Daniel Sturridge nearly enough over the last two years

Rodgers hasn’t been able to call on Daniel Sturridge nearly enough over the last two years

Liverpool almost stunned English football by lifting the Premier League two years ago (Luis Suarez pictured)

Liverpool almost stunned English football by lifting the Premier League two years ago (Luis Suarez pictured)

Steven Gerrard's infamous mistake against Chelsea saw the title slip from their grasp

Steven Gerrard’s infamous mistake against Chelsea saw the title slip from their grasp

He has been under pressure since the start of the season but Rodgers is understood to have taken the decision in a dignified way.

No decision has been made about whether Sean O’Driscoll, Gary McAllister and Pejin Linders – the coaching staff that was put together in the summer following the departures of Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh – will follow.

A statement on Liverpool’s website read: ‘Liverpool Football Club has announced that Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect after having his contract terminated. The process to appoint a new manager is underway.’

In a joint Fenway Sports Group statement, owner John W Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon said: ‘We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment.

Suarez was the main reason Rodgers got so close to a title but the striker was sold to Barcelona 

Suarez was the main reason Rodgers got so close to a title but the striker was sold to Barcelona

Raheem Sterling (pictured in Febeurary) was another to leave the club, joining Manchester City

Raheem Sterling (pictured in Febeurary) was another to leave the club, joining Manchester City

Rodgers' side currently sit 10th in the Barclays Premier League  having won just three of their eight games

Rodgers’ side currently sit 10th in the Barclays Premier League having won just three of their eight games

Jamie Carragher and Gerrard both recently departed, leaving a gaping gap in the squad's spine 

Jamie Carragher and Gerrard both recently departed, leaving a gaping gap in the squad’s spine

Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager back in 2012 and did enjoy a modicum of success

Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager back in 2012 and did enjoy a modicum of success

Rodgers alongside the famous This is Anfield sign in the tunnel a month after landing the job

Rodgers alongside the famous This is Anfield sign in the tunnel a month after landing the job

‘All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.

‘Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.

‘The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.’

 

 

 

Source: Daily Mail

 

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