After six years at the helm of what can truly be described as a roller coaster ride … Rafa Benitez and Liverpool have parted company by “mutual consent” which roughly equates to a £6 million settlement if you believe the Sky Sports reports.
I’ve supported Liverpool all my life and have gone through the epic highs of Istanbul in 2005 and the lows of the last season especially, always backing the manager … but even at that I think this was the right choice to let Rafa go. He had done all he could with the team and wasn’t receiving any backing from the club’s owners so they decided to pay him off and let him go …
“I have no words to thank you enough for all these years and I am very proud to say that I was your manager. Thank you so much once more and always remember: You’ll never walk alone.”
– Rafa Benitez –
Now one question is who do we replace him with … Martin O’Neill? Roy Hodgson? Kenny Dalglish? I think a more important question on a lot of supporters minds is are we going to have a team with Torres, Gerrard and Mascherano by the start of the 2011 season?