Kenny Dalgish back in management
Kenny Dalglish is to return to management in the new Indian Super League, according to reports.
The former Liverpool player and manager was recently appointed non-executive director at Anfield.
You’ve heard of marquee players but, according to Indian media outlet IBN Live, Dalglish will be appointed as a “marquee” manager, and will joined by Peter Schmeichel and Marcel Desailly in the new League.
The Times of India reports that Dwight Yorke, Fredrik Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Louis Saha and Hernan Crespo have already signed up to compete, with Thierry Henry and Michael Owen also in talks.
Looking at the ages of some of those players, Dalglish may also fancy also fancy his chances of becoming the league’s first marquee player-manager.
The league will feature eight city specific teams and will tap the burgeoning interest among the country’s young population.
The league will kick off in January 2014 and will run until March.
Each team will have one marquee player, international footballers and the best of Indian talent.
Dalglish may have to relinquish his role as a director for Liverpool if he accepts a position in India. Although, given the club’s growing Asian support, the prospect of the Scotsman working in India might help raise the profile of the club.
Provided he doesn’t wear his Luis Suarez t-shirt.