Kenny Dalglish has signed a three-year contract as manager of Liverpool FC. The announcement was made today to make Dalglish the permanent manager. The Scot took over from Hodgson earlier this season and has transformed the team into an attacking outfit that are on the verge of solidifying fifth place in the Premier League (if they can get a win on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur) and thus qualifying for the Europa League next season.
“Kenny is a legendary Liverpool figure both as a supremely gifted footballer and successful manager,” said Liverpool Principal Owner John W. Henry. “Since returning in January he has shown extraordinary leadership and the ability to bring the best out of so many people associated with the Club. It was obvious to us very early on that the atmosphere surrounding the Club had been transformed by his presence. No one else could have produced such a response. Therefore, I’m delighted we have agreed to a new contract. We didn’t need nor want to look elsewhere for the right man to manage the team.
“Working closely with him, we’ve seen first-hand his love for the Club and his determination to do whatever is necessary to produce a winning side again. He has a unique relationship with our supporters and embodies everything that is special about the Liverpool way of doing things. Liverpool enjoys a global standing within the sport, but having Kenny in the dug-out will help us in our efforts to bring the best available talent to the Club as we continue to move the club forward.
“I’m also pleased we have reached an agreement with Steve Clarke, as his contribution to Kenny’s backroom team has been significant over the past four months.”