Kenny Dalglish Sacked: Five Reasons Why This Was the Right Decision

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Kenny Dalglish Sacked: Five Reasons Why This Was the Right Decision
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Liverpool’s owners have terminated the services of Kenny Dalglish, who failed to improve the club's performance in his 17 months as manager.  Specifically, the squad could not regain the Champions League form demanded by the owners and their £100 million overhaul of the team roster.

Dalglish has pushed the limits of his imagination to come up with justifications as to why the season has not been a bust.  Most memorable was his insistence that sponsorship and kit deals count towards a successful season, even as the club plummeted down the League table.

Even so, questions were being asked of the manager even before the announcement, with some reports suggesting that overtures were being made to Wigan boss, Roberto Martinez to be Liverpool’s new manager. 

That line of inquiry prompted an angry response from the Scot, but even he could hardly be surprised by the turn of events.  He would be hard pressed to argue that the speculations were unwarranted, which he seemed to have acknowledged by traveling to Boston to hash out his future with ownership.

Now that the axe has fallen there will be strong reactions on both sides of the debate, but having seen the club to its worst-ever Premiership campaign, few should be surprised by the turn of events.  Should supporters still question the move, here are five reasons why this was the absolute right call.

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