Once again let me remind all those screaming for Rafa’s head what the situation is.
The club is owned by Tom Hicks and George Gillett who are cheap and have not invested a penny in the club, the only thing they have done is burden the club with a huge debt (The debt was not caused by Rafa buying players as some have implied but by H&G when they purchased the club).
So if Rafa gets fired or walks away, who do you think H&G will get to replace him?
They will find someone who they can control, a “yes” man who will do whatever they say. They are not going to hire a world class manager.
We all heard the rumours how Man City were offering 100 million for Torres. Do you think Rafa will sell Torres? No, like he has resisted to sell Babel he will do the same because he knows that if he sells him he will not see the money from the sale to buy other players. If Rafa was to get the 100 million for the sale then I would probably be encouraging the sale of Torres. As much as I love Torres but 100 million can buy you 3 World Class players and be left with change. Remember we sold Xabi Alonso for 30 million and replaced him with Aquilani for 17 million, any other big club would have spent 40 million to get someone better than the player they lost.
Hicks & Gillett do not care about trophies all they want to do is hold on to L.F.C. as long as possible as the value of the club appreciates. Even if L.F.C. does not win a single trophy the value of the club will still appreciate as more of Asia tunes into the Premier League the TV proceeds are due to increase.
Remember that for the cowboys not being in the Champions League might actually make more economic sense as the amount of money you need to spend to compete outdoes the amount you bring in.
And that is my opinion and I am sticking with it.