John W Henry; The Liverpool Way
A Chairman Story by Tezzz
A slightly different take on the normal stories we get here. On this one I’ll be telling the story from the chairmans point of view, as I’ll be making his decisions such as sacking/hiring staff and setting budgets. I’ll be using FMRTE to make all my changes on a three month basis. I think this is the easiest and most efficient way to go about it. Feel free to comment with suggestions/ideas!
Season 1 Expectations
Manager: Brendan Rodgers (£30,000 p/w)
League Expectation - 8th
position or above
Europa League - Have a strong showing
FA Cup - Do not disappoint
Capital One Cup - Use the youth
I want stability at Liverpool Football Club. This is the main target over the coming season and my objectives for Brendan have shown this. I have set a lenient league objective so that there won’t be any added pressure to Brendan and the squad. This way the boys can play without pressure hanging over them, and hopefully that brings out the best in the players. I have told Brendan to have a strong showing in the Europa League. This means we want a good run in the competition; however it is not a priority to win. In another attempt to not add any pressure to the team I have stated that I don’t expect us to win the FA cup but I also don’t want to be disappointed. This means that we need to win every game that we should be winning. We should only go out of the FA cup to a stronger team for example the top 6 teams in the premier league. The only thing I’ve mentioned about the Capital One Cup is that I want the youth to play a big part. It’s about bringing in the youth slowly and hopefully have them progress to become very talented players.
For these objectives and targets to be met I have given Brendan the following budgets;
Transfer Budget; £20 million ----- Wage Budget; £100,000 per week
Brendan Rodgers’ first job review will take place on the 1st December 2012!