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March 23, 2023

Kenny Dalglish sacked as Liverpool manager

Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager after finishing eighth in the Premier League, according to bbc.co.uk. Dalglish, 61, led the club to Carling Cup glory and the FA Cup final, but could not seal a Champions League spot.“Results in the Premier League have been disappointing and to build on the progress that has been made, we need to make a change,” read a club statement.Dalglish achieved legendary status on Merseyside during his own time as a Liverpool player, making 515 appearances and scoring 172 goals after signing from Celtic in August 1977. He became player-manger in May 1985, collecting three league titles and leading the team’s commemorations of the 96 supporters who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, before announcing his shock resignation in February 1991.Dalglish said his departure had been handled in an “honourable, respectful and dignified way”.American owners Fenway Sports Group stressed that the decision to remove Dalglish “was not reached lightly or hastily” and that the search for a new manager would begin immediately.

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