Date: 7th January 2011 at 9:21am
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The Sun report today that Liverpool under-fire manager, Roy Hodgson although not yet officially sacked has already said goodbye to his players believing that his days at the club are numbered.

He is reported to have given a farewell speech after Wednesday’s 3-1 shock defeat at Blackburn.

The tabloid paper quotes what they call a’Kop Insider’:

‘Roy was very down and emotional.

‘He said things like ‘It’s been a pleasure working with you all but I’m sure the owners will want me out after this.

‘And he even added ‘It’s no fun hearing your own fans singing another manager’s name every two minutes’.’

Hodgson is expected to still host a Press conference today (Friday) ostensibly to discuss Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Meanwhile ‘The Star’ suggest former Burnley manager and current Bolton boss Owen Coyle could be waiting in the wings in take over at Anfield.

They say last night Coyle emerged as the man Liverpool want to lead the club out of their dire situation with the Scot now the front-runner to succeed Hodgson.

It is not clear what the Liverpool fans would make of that appointment. Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish seems to be at the top of their wish-list.

New Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli will though be key to choosing Hodgson’s replacement should he be sacked

It is thought he favours a young coach and he is understood to have targeted Porto’s 33-year-old, Andre Villas-Boas.

All Clarets fans would find it highly amusing if Coyle does his usual thing of jumping ship by finishing up at Anfield after just a year in charge at Horwich Wanderers although we are told that all Bolton fans would have no concerns and would let him go with their blessing! Yeah right!

Of course if Roy Hodgson does go, what chances that Burnley might show some ambition and try and bring him to Turf Moor? Would we want him and if we did would it just be a pipe-dream? Let’s discuss below

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