This summer, just as last summer was, is very crucial to Liverpool Football Club and its credentials as a force in English football. Owner of the club, John Henry, decided last week that it was time for change and dispensed with the services of Kenny Dalglish.
The club's boardroom is now very lonely indeed with only Mr. Ian Ayre, Tom Werner and John Henry as the available personnel filling up the higher hierarchy. Not a cause for concern, but certainly an opportunity to get things right, finally.
The major decision that FSG and John Henry should get right has to be the appointment of a long term manager. The definition of long term itself is subjective to the one who wields it. Five years? Ten years? Twenty years? If you are to take Pep Guardiola's word for it, five years is a long time. Pep won 13 trophies at Barcelona in a mere four. So we will take five years as long term here in this article at least.
Further, Pep parted ways because he was exhausted in these four years. Yes, four years is a long time. So let us see plausible candidates that can manage Liverpool Football Club for these next four to five years. These names are successful and might just be being overlooked by FSG and John Henry as very shrewd choices.