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Marty

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Agreed, this struck me as a typical WH noise maker.

We see it every year, they are going to sign a HUGE manager and don't. They are ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY going to break the bank and try to sign Mbappe....only to say "we tried, but he only cared about money" and then sign a striker from Wycombe.
Harsh on Wycombe
 

felmani26

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Fascinating to see how Slot will fare in this league playing a similar brand of football to us but goes without saying, massive shoes to fill at Liverpool.

Really wouldn't want to be the guy post Klopp but undoubtedly it's an opportunity I don't think he could realistically pass up.
 

Oscar22

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Not to the same extent given time spent in comparison, but I can’t help but feel the next Liverpool manager is in a bit of a ‘Moyes replacing Fergie’ scenario.

They need to soon replace some ageing stars, and you feel like it could be a couple of seasons where they aren’t quite on it, I think they still have the quality to be competitive. You just have to wonder how allowing their fans are after the success of Klopp.
 

Guntz

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Can't see the Liverpool fans being too happy if Slot is their Klopp replacement.

As always, it's a massive risk appointing managers from the Eredivisie.

Who was the last manager who moved from there that had consistent success in the premier league?
 

nigespurs

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It was a no brainer if he came to us, just had to get us challenging for the top 4 and playing exciting football and Levy would have been happy.

Big boots to fill at Pool and expectations will be high that they're challenging for the league and trophies.
 

Oh Teddy Teddy

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Not to the same extent given time spent in comparison, but I can’t help but feel the next Liverpool manager is in a bit of a ‘Moyes replacing Fergie’ scenario.

They need to soon replace some ageing stars, and you feel like it could be a couple of seasons where they aren’t quite on it, I think they still have the quality to be competitive. You just have to wonder how allowing their fans are after the success of Klopp.

Same as Emery – an incredibly competent, qualified manager – replacing Wenger at Arsenal.

Big, big risk (but equally a huge opportunity) for whomever gets the job, Slot or otherwise.
 

Marty

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Can't see the Liverpool fans being too happy if Slot is their Klopp replacement.

As always, it's a massive risk appointing managers from the Eredivisie.

Who was the last manager who moved from there that had consistent success in the premier league?
Only manager I can think of who did well (judging by expectations) immediately after leaving a Dutch club for the PL is Martin Jol for us. And even then him getting the job so soon was blind luck that Santini was shite.
 

ItsBoris

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Not to the same extent given time spent in comparison, but I can’t help but feel the next Liverpool manager is in a bit of a ‘Moyes replacing Fergie’ scenario.

They need to soon replace some ageing stars, and you feel like it could be a couple of seasons where they aren’t quite on it, I think they still have the quality to be competitive. You just have to wonder how allowing their fans are after the success of Klopp.

It's a "replacing Fergie" type scenario, but the reason Moyes replacing Fergie was a disaster was because of the Moyes part mainly. He's just not a big club manager. I also don't think Liverpool are in quite the same position as United at that time. The big players in that team were all around 30 or older and needed replacing (and the only player they bought in that summer was Fellaini). Still it's amazing how much damage was done in that one year - they still haven't recovered from it.

Same as Emery – an incredibly competent, qualified manager – replacing Wenger at Arsenal.

Big, big risk (but equally a huge opportunity) for whomever gets the job, Slot or otherwise.

In Wenger's last season Arsenal finished 6th, and Emery's first they finished 5th and improved by around 7 points or something. Then mediocre start the following season and he was sacked.
 

Oh Teddy Teddy

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It's a "replacing Fergie" type scenario, but the reason Moyes replacing Fergie was a disaster was because of the Moyes part mainly. He's just not a big club manager. I also don't think Liverpool are in quite the same position as United at that time. The big players in that team were all around 30 or older and needed replacing (and the only player they bought in that summer was Fellaini). Still it's amazing how much damage was done in that one year - they still haven't recovered from it.



In Wenger's last season Arsenal finished 6th, and Emery's first they finished 5th and improved by around 7 points or something. Then mediocre start the following season and he was sacked.
sure but we’re talking about generally replacing an icon
 

gavspur

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I’m not sure it’s ever a good time to transition after such a successful reign like Fergie/Klopp/Pep. Whoever comes in will be expected to continue on that form, and the fans have been spoilt for years. I think it’s generally easier if you come in after a downfall, following someone like Mourinho for example, who has probably fallen out with everyone, or someone like Jol or Poch for us who never quite reached the goals they should have. It’ll be difficult for Slot.
 

Danners9

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It's a "replacing Fergie" type scenario, but the reason Moyes replacing Fergie was a disaster was because of the Moyes part mainly. He's just not a big club manager. I also don't think Liverpool are in quite the same position as United at that time. The big players in that team were all around 30 or older and needed replacing (and the only player they bought in that summer was Fellaini). Still it's amazing how much damage was done in that one year - they still haven't recovered from it.
Liverpool started that rebuild last summer with a new midfield. That worked quite well in patches. Next it'll be Van Dijk and Salah - probably Salah first. Then maybe Robertson and Allisson in the next round. I also wonder whether these and other players will consider this is the right time to push for a move.

Motivation is a funny thing and with Klopp going they might feel they've done all they can, and then it becomes a new start for the new manager with his squad part-funded by sales of big players who may be on the way down anyway.
 

NickHSpurs

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Whoever it is will have to deal with losing their best player in the last decade as Salah won’t be hanging around, feels like this is his last season in the Prem. That in itself comes with lots of added pressure.
 

felmani26

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Whoever it is will have to deal with losing their best player in the last decade as Salah won’t be hanging around, feels like this is his last season in the Prem. That in itself comes with lots of added pressure.
The best thing for the new management team would be cashing in on a ginormous Saudi bid for Salah.

On the decline and Slot (or whoever) will want to stamp their own mark on the squad and not have the relics of Klopp's regime around regardless of how well they have performed in the last 5 years.
 
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