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Liverpool close to appointing new chief executive

 

Liverpool owners John W Henry and Tom Werner will interview candidates for the vacant chief executive role on Friday with a view to making an appointment in the new year.

 

By Paul Kelso

15 Dec 2010

 

The Americans turned to headhunters Spencer Stuart last month to compile a list of candidates, and will meet those on the shortlist to fill the role vacated by Christian Purslow, who resigned the week after New England Sports Ventures completed its takeover from Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

 

NESV says it is committed to finding a business figure with "an interest and experience of football", and given the status of the club, will not be short of candidates.

 

Henry and Werner have spent the week in the UK acquainting themselves with the club first-hand, and view the chief executive post as crucial to the club's future.

 

"We want to make sure we have the right people in management, the right people to choose players, the right general manager or COO (chief operating officer), so that we have the revenues to bridge the divide [with other clubs]," Henry said in an interview with LFC TV on Monday.

 

Former FA chief executive Brian Barwick, a Liverpool fan, has been linked with the role, as has former Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman, who acted as a consultant in the takeover.

 

http://www.telegraph...-executive.html

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A lad on TLW has been told it's Paul Deighton, former partner with Goldman Sachs who is head of LOCOG the organising committee for the London Olympics, can't see it myself.

 

Bio: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/movers_and_shakers/article5827170.ece

 

From that link:

 

Which business person do you most admire?

 

Arsène Wenger — as a leader and manager rather than a pure business operator.

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A lad on TLW has been told it's Paul Deighton, former partner with Goldman Sachs who is head of LOCOG the organising committee for the London Olympics, can't see it myself.

 

Bio: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/movers_and_shakers/article5827170.ece

 

Would make sense, it's about time those responsible for the olympics jump ship so they are nowhere near it when it goes t***-up. Standard upper management procedure.

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Has he any experience whatsoever with football

 

I dont think so tbh, ex Goldman Sachs partner....tbh sounds like another Purslow and we all know how that turned out

 

Still probably just rumours, maybe he is one of the candidates?

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To be honest at the moment everyone involved in football is a pretty crap CEO. Football is not much different than any other business so I would prefer a top notch CEO rather than an average one. He won't be picking the team, the signings or those being sold so what football knowledge does he need?

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Again, like whatfootball decisions? You would assume whoever he/she is would have an interest in the game but personally I would prefer a non football person to take the emotion out of it at the commercial level. Ridsdale was a football person and spent too much caught up in the glory.

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Like any positions they will have objectives an will be measured on those. Those objectives with have short term outcomes which will deliver long term benefits.

 

I can't see any reason why a management theory such as a balanced scorecard would not work for football managers and administrators.

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Again, like whatfootball decisions? You would assume whoever he/she is would have an interest in the game but personally I would prefer a non football person to take the emotion out of it at the commercial level. Ridsdale was a football person and spent too much caught up in the glory.

 

We need a football man desperately. Or would you prefer Purslow to carry on advising FSG?

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I see your purslow and raise you a parry Kenyon double act.

 

I know more great commercial CEOs than I do great football CEOs. How many football leaders are there that have grown a football club who are available and intune with our club philosophy?

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I see your outdoor raise you a parry Kenyon double act.

 

I know more great commercial CEOs than I do great football CEOs. How many football leaders are there that have grown a football club who are available and intune with our club philosophy?

 

Kenyon may be a t*** but he's been a successful CEO and Parry for all his faults brought in Rafa. I don't want another banker making the important decisions at our club.

 

David Dein in answer to your question.

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Cant be that big a fan, he's appointed two England managers and not gone near him.

 

To be fair, I was a fan of Hodgson when there never looked like there was any danger of him getting anywhere near our club. You know, in a really patronising way.

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I dont think so tbh, ex Goldman Sachs partner....tbh sounds like another Purslow and we all know how that turned out

 

Still probably just rumours, maybe he is one of the candidates?

Not sure, you have to be pretty amazing to be a partner at GS. Could be like the anti-parry.

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