Luis Suarez race row cost Kenny Dalglish job claims Ferguson
Brendan Rodgers has been briefed with creating a dynasty at Liverpool FC, with the northern Irishman replacing Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hotseat after the Fenway Sports Group decided to change the manager.
July 20th, 2012
FSG were thought to have been distinctly underwhelmed by Liverpool’s finishing position in the Premier League last term, although Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested that part of the reason why the Scot was asked to stand down was down to the Luis Suarez race row which refused to go away.
Suarez was found guilty of making racist comments to Patrice Evra which saw the Uruguayan receive an eight-match ban and Dalglish was criticised for his handling of the affair.
“I wasn’t surprised at Kenny leaving,” said Ferguson.
“John Henry has obviously looked at that (the Suarez incident) and felt it wasn’t handled in the right way.
“It certainly wasn’t a nice thing to happen and it must have been part of it.”
Suarez has recently commented that Manchester United’s power over the FA was part of the reason why he received such a lengthy ban and Ferguson has questioned why the matter has been raked up again.
“It’s not going to go away if Suarez keeps on making headlines out of it,” said Ferguson.
“It was nothing to do with Manchester United.
“It wasn’t Evra’s contribution, it wasn’t Suarez’s contribution. What killed Suarez was the guy who explained the cultural differences.”