Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as manager of the club on Wednesday following a disappointing English Premier League campaign.
In January last year, Danglish had returned for a second stint as manager at Anfield and encountered a tough season which saw Liverpool finish with 52 points and were at the 8th position in the League’s standings-their worst season ending position for nearly two decades.
For Liverpool’s supporters, Dalglish will always remain an iconic figure following an association with the club for over five decades. He played a major role in the 1970’s and 1980’s winning eight league titles as player and manager between 1979 and 1990 including three European Cups in 1978, 1981 and 1984.
Dalglish said that his departure from the club has been handled in an “honourable, respectful and dignified way”.
Owners Fenway Sports Group added that the decision to remove Dalglish “was not reached lightly or hastily”. The search for a new manager would begin immediately.