Kenny Dalglish signs a permanent contract – happy, Liverpool fans?
The first time he signed for Liverpool…
If the news that Gordon Strachan was accused of being a bi-sexual coke fiend came as a bit of a shock to you, then prepare to be brought hurtling back down to earth with the least surprising bit of news you’ll hear this week – Kenny Dalglish is now the permanent Liverpool manager.
Dalglish has signed a new three year deal with the Reds which means that, as you read this, tabloid picture editors are hastily putting together Photoshoped pictures of King Kenny with a crown, while the sub-editors try and squeeze the word ‘coronation’ into a headline…
There was never any real doubt this would happen, was there? John Henry seems like a man who knows how to keep people happy and if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make Liverpool supporters happy, it’s having Dalglish stay and continue his good work.
Dalglish was pretty chuffed, while Henry had this to say:
“Kenny is a legendary Liverpool figure both as a supremely gifted footballer and successful manager,” Henry said in a statement.
“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.”
With Dalglish now signed on and some rather tidy-looking young players coming through, things are looking rather rosy at Anfield.
What do Liverpool fans think? Happy? Thrilled? Looking forward to next season already? Let us know what you think with a comment below…