Amid a Premier League climate in which ‘hire and fire’ has become the norm – so much so that even Manchester United have found themselves venturing down the path of abrupt sackings – those who champion stability in the dugout could soon find themselves reaping the benefits over their trigger-happy rivals.
The Reds have chopped and changed their managers over the last few years, but appear to have finally found a comfortable fit in the form of Brendan Rodgers.
Not only does the former Swansea gaffer come with his own unique identity on the pitch (soon to be discussed), centred around vibrant, fast-paced attacking football, but after a season in which the Anfield faithful have dared to dream about Premier League titles once again, Rodgers now surely gets a free pass for next season, regardless of whether or not he’s able to repeat Liverpool’s table-topping heroics. In the long-term, that stability at the Merseyside helm can only be an enormous advantage.
The Ulsterman has recently revealed a five-year plan to return the Reds to their former glories of the 1980s. That’s the kind of ambition, organisation and long-term planning required to instigate any dynasty, but admittedly, at the moment its little more than impressive words of intent.