FSG have very poor opinion of Rafa Benitez…
Times journalist and well known Liverpool fan Tony Evans has explained during a Q & A session on SportLobster that he doesn’t believe FSG came close to sacking Brendan Rodgers a few weeks ago, as Stan Collymore had suggested.
Collymore argued that CEO Ian Ayre and a number of club legends had to persuade John W. Henry and co. out of firing the Northern Irishman…
Evans though totally rejects Collymore’s comments.
Here’s what he had to say:
Question: Tony do you know anything about collymores claims FSG have almost sacked Rodgers twice before
Answer: Everyone has different sources, Danny, but on this one I’d back mine. Rodgers has not been near being sacked. He has annoyed FSG a few times but never that badly that they had a P45 ready and needed to be talked out of it.
According to Evans then, Collymore’s claims are rubbish.
Perhaps more interestingly, Evans thinks that if the club are in a position where they need to bring in a new manager in the summer, they will NOT offer our Champions League winning former boss Rafa Benitez a job…
This is because they were given a very negative report of the Spaniard by those still at the club when they bought Liverpool in October 2010 – only months after Benitez had left Anfield…
Question: Tone, any chance of FSG appointing Rafa next summer if this season is a complete failure?
Answer: None, , Mo. I think FSG’s attitude to Benitez was poisoned when they first arrived by
those in place. Highly, highly unlikely [sic]
Do fans trust the claims, and are we happy with them if they are true…?