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The only way a manager can leave a legacy is by winning titles and normally this comes with longevity as well. As you so rightly pointed out Paisley and Shanks did leave a legacy at Liverpool, so did King Kenny despite what is happening now with the dire way the team is playing. But I am sure that even if the owners do let him go, his place in Liverpool folklore is guaranteed.
It is harder now to establish a lasting legacy what with the stupid money the likes of Man City are throwing about, with the exception of SAF fewer managers are now able to stamp their authority in the game and leave any lasting legacies as the rich teams continue to spend more and more in pursuit of success.
Other thing is, you cant appoint someone with the knowledge that they are capable of leaving a legacy, this will only be determined by their success. The nearest we have had to a manager leaving a legacy at Liverpool in recent times is Rafa by virtue of having led us to the 2005 UCL title. Unfortunately he did not manage to win us the title which sort of brings him short.
But I am sure that whoever manages to break our long wait for a title will instantly become a Liverpool legend and leave a lasting legacy.
I agree to a point Mel but I would say success is the key. It certainly helps especially as supporters, the media and even club owners are more demanding nowadays.
If we take Barcelona again. They decided that they needed to build from within. Set a playing philosophy and building players with technique and style that defined them. That happened a long time before they were rewarded with their first La Liga title.
If we look back at our history. Shanks set everything going with J Smith. They built the Boot Room. A style and philosophy that defined Liverpool Football Club. With the foundations laid Paisley and Fagan were able to carry it on. Dalglish was also able to contiue before things started to get a bit more difficult. Souness dismantled the Boot room and didn't replace it with anything (Spice boys????). After that not a single person has been able, had the backing or the will to build the club in their image.
We are stuck with a large group of us supporters that hark back to wanting the success the Bootroom gave us. In truth we need something different but something that is still LFC
mel n...u seem to be suggesting that Uniturd are not one of the :rich clubs:...read your own post on this thread. They have attendances at Old Toilet of 77,000 and they are not one of the :rich clubs: r u suggesting that the owners wont make funds available to SAF tobuy come the end of the season ?
You would have had Mr Shankly down the road within his first season and a half if your current disposition towards kenny is anything to go by...Then where would Liverpool FC have been ?
BTW when he arrived and we were in 2nd Div I was in attendance at Anfield.