Ian Wright has had his say on who he thinks should take over at Liverpool following Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal, and he reckons former Liverpool hero, Jamie Carragher should have at least an assistant role.
The thinking behind the Arsenal legend’s theory is that Carragher played for Liverpool for his entire career and is from the area. Not only will the teammates listen to him because he’s been there and done that, but the fans will love him, as they always have. It’d give the team a boost.
“Jamie would be perfect as that link between new and old, the ideal guy to complement a fresh manager and make his rebuilding job that much easier.],” Wright said.
“The fella is a Liverpool legend, someone the current players relate to and respect in equal measure and someone who understands the place from top to bottom.
“Can you imagine the massive shot in the arm it would give everyone to have not only Klopp but also Carragher in there?”
Wright continued, “We all know how much stock they’ve put on the old Boot Room ethos at Anfield over the years.
“How important is has been to have a Scouser on the backroom team who understands the emotion and the passion which go hand in hand with working at one of the world’s great clubs.”
Of course, the main managerial role is thought to be going to Borussia Dortmund’s former boss, Jurgen Klopp.
The Bundesliga winner left his former team in April ’15 and vowed to take a short break before returning to managing elsewhere. Although it’s only been a number of months, I doubt the Liverpool job is something he’d turn down and it’s not the first time he’s been linked with the role.