Why is Maureen so passionately hated on here? Of course I dont think he'd do better than Kenny and I think Kenny has done a very good job of stabilizing the ship.
The point really is though, the love for managers and players is only true till they get results. The kid who shall not be named started getting criticized the moment he wasnt performing at the level. Same for Rafa. The same reason why Alonso is remembered and regarded so highly because in his last season he was boss. So people who think that Kenny is a given for the manager, are just using that he is a legend at the club and he has brought in results. If we were 8th in the league right now fighting it out with Sunderland, Bolton and Everton, this thread would have been a long one, and about 70 per cent of these people would be saying the same things as the fickle guys are. Liverpool dont have like years to get there act together (some might argue we do, but if we dont get some quick success, there are better investments that owners might start looking at) IMO its crucial we get some short term success. When we hired Kenny, we were thinking of getting through the season and looking at world class managers, who can build a dynasty and achieve success.
The fact that Kenny has done a better job than Roy coupled with the fact that he is Kenny suddenly makes people think he is the only choice. No matter what people say, we are still in a dangerous position, where we can go top 4 next year and get some money, remodel the stadium and start building very positively, OR we can also get dangerous results in some games, get thrown out of 2 domestic cups that we are in and by next February, we will be headed to a disaster. If suddenly we get as bad results in the first four months of next season, Kenny will be gone, and so will all the top players including Reina, Suarez and some more by the end of next season. No matter what investments we do, a world class coach reduces the risk of these sudden falls and should be looked at.
Next year is an ideal start to the next LFC generation and a coach with ideas and a new project with owners ready to invest might be the thing we need (just like Rafa did here from his day one, he had ideas and he slowly improved the quality of squad and get more and more world class players only for the cancers to suddenly stop investing) On the other hand Kenny has done enough to get him the job. He is wonderful with kids and with the current Academy and reserves setup, I can defo see Kenny getting the best out of the system. At the same time, he has been tactically wrong in some games (not based on yesterday). There are pros and cons on both sides. I dont know who are these top coaches, I dont watch half as much as footy as Mac_red. I just dont think the appointment of Kenny is as obvious as people are making out it is. If criticizing him after a loss is fickle, shouts for him getting a long contract are just as fickle after a good victory. I have nothing against Kenny being given the position, but neither do I have anything against a top young coach with ideas and capable of radical change being brought in. Kenny should be judged at the end of this season, based on the results, not on sentiments. Its not his squad so it wont give us a great judgment, but if there is one coach out there who we think could get 1 more point than Kenny did (in the same situations), we should be talking to him too. (And yes, with the squad we have I think we could have won the Europa league, I know its not as significant as CL, but it was not less than a blunder by Kenny which is going unnoticed, because he is Kenny)