Did Purslow do what he did for the good of the club, himself or both?
Over the last week I have raised the question about Christian Purslow and his whole involvement in the sale of the club. More accurately I questioned whether he was delaying the sale of the club, so maybe I was wrong.
We all know the story on how Hicks and Gillett tried to fire him and Ian Ayre yesterday because they were backing the sale to NESV against H&G’s wishes. So why did Christian Purslow go against the two that had hired him?
Here are the possibilities why Purslow did what he did for one or more of these reasons.
1) He is a Liverpool supporter and did it for the love of the club.
2) He knows that once new owners come on board he will be out of a job, so he wanted to kiss up with the hope that they keep him on or at least offer him a decent severance package.
3) Like Purslow John Henry is a Wall Street/City guy so maybe it is some special bond these bankers share.
4) Christian Purslow saw my posting and tried to prove me wrong. :-)
5) None of the above.
I do give him kudos for doing the right thing yesterday, hopefully the new owners will give him a decent severance package so he can return to banking and we can get a chief executive who understands football.
What ever your opinion is on the whole thing I respect it, please respect mine. I just can’t get myself to supporting the guy who fired Rafa and then snubbed Kenny.
As far as Ian Ayre is concerned I don’t have a problem with him, I think he is doing a pretty decent job.