Journalist Names the Manager Michael Edwards Will Appoint for Liverpool as ‘Initial Objective’ Revealed

Michael Edwards set to returned to Liverpool, with his primary objective now being the appointment of a new manager to replace Jurgen Klopp.

While the team’s performance on the field is currently commendable, significant efforts are required off the pitch. The reinstatement of Edwards carries considerable weight, and at 44 years old, he, along with a newly appointed sporting director, is poised to commence the quest for Liverpool’s next manager.

Jurgen Klopp made public in January his decision to depart from Liverpool this upcoming summer.

For several years, the German has been the pivotal figure at Anfield. His leadership has been instrumental in Liverpool’s considerable success, and his departure will undoubtedly leave a significant void.

With Klopp’s impending departure, attention now shifts to Michael Edwards, as Liverpool embark on the pursuit of their next manager. Xabi Alonso emerges as the frontrunner and the preferred choice for the Reds.

According to Dean Jones, Michael Edwards is reportedly in favour of appointing 42-year-old Alonso as the next Liverpool manager, marking it as his ‘initial objective’ moving forward.

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The journalist told GiveMeSport: “We will have to see what the actual reach is of Edwards’ new role but this will extend further than just making appointments.

“He has been looking for a role that could test him to the limit and that will mean working for Liverpool on a global level rather than just specifically in and around the club day-to-day, that’s the impression I get.

“The big job facing Liverpool is to get a new manager sorted and that becomes the priority now. Yes it is important to have news on Edwards and Hughes but the guy that truly defines a football team and the success is the manager.

“I’m told Edwards is on board with the idea of appointing Alonso and that will be the initial objective. But he’s not the only name that has been talked about and so the likes of Amorim and Nagelsmann are still in the picture here I think.”

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Michael Edwards Could Take Liverpool to the Next Level

Liverpool experienced significant success in their transfer dealings during Michael Edwards’ tenure as their sporting director a few years back.

The 44-year-old played a pivotal role behind the scenes, with his influence extending beyond merely signing players, promising a substantial impact.

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Xabi Alonso has emerged as a coveted figure, with Bayern Munich displaying eagerness to secure his signature, purportedly holding an advantage over Liverpool in the pursuit.

Nonetheless, if there’s anyone capable of persuading Alonso to reject Bayern’s advances and opt for a return to Liverpool, it’s Edwards, and it’s likely he’s already initiated efforts towards that end.

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