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Liverpool to Appoint Frank Rijkaard as Roy Hodgson Has Three Games to Save Job

by Byo24News Sports
06 Jan 2011 at 20:20hrs | Views
Liverpool are rumoured to be set to be axe Anfield boss Roy Hodgson and have lined up a move to bring in former Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard. New owners NESV have stood by the club's embattled manager but have begun to run out of patience following recent defeats at Stoke City and Tottenham and have now given him three games to save his job.

Hodgson saw his side slump to a 1-3 defeat to Blackburn. Liverpool's task is not easy because they have to face Villa at home on Monday and then the Merseyside club travel to St James' Park to take on high ridding Newcastle United before they entertain Fulham at Anfield. If Liverpool do not show a marked improvement during these three matches it is believed the 63 year old will be axed.

Meanwhile Frank Rijkaard waits to take Hodgson's place and the Dutchman appears to be edging out Martin O'Neill as the likely replacement with the Dutchman ready to take over having been sacked by Galatasaray in late October.

Owners John W Henry and Tom Werner are keen to resolve any managerial changes before the January transfer window opens as they would be wary of handing Roy Hodgson more funds to bring in new additions that any prospective replacements would not be keen on.

The appointment of Damien Comolli as Director of Football was thought to be the first stage in the club's attempts to change the responsibilities the Liverpool manager is in charge of and this continental style of management is more likely to suit Rijkaard than former Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill.

Source - Byo24News Sports