Whoa, there’s soccer news that doesn’t involve the World Cup? I know, I know. It’s just unacceptable.
It’d be a good moment for the Glazers to say that they are actually $100bn in debt and that they killed Jimmy Hoffa, started the fire and caused the oil spill as no-one would notice.
He’s been hearing for over a week now that LFC are targeting Cottagers’ manager Roy Hodgson to fill their coaching vacancy, and he’s finally responded: if Hodgson stays, he’ll be well taken care of.
Said Al Fayed: “I don’t think he’ll leave me. I’m sure he’ll have lots of approaches from other clubs, but I give him anything he wants to reach results and we have a very good relationship.”
Whatever Al Fayed does indeed have to offer — 40 women, beachfront property, stock options, a really good steak — it will be difficult to match whatever Liverpool can offer beyond the ledger. Yes, they’re in the s**t right now, but they can, and will, rebound. The money will flow once again under a new owner, and their spending power will always dwarf that of the modest London club.
Then again, I can’t help but wonder if Hodgson is in some way holding out for the England job somewhere down the line. Definitely one to watch despite all the super-awesome-sweet World Cup action currently in progress.