Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has vowed to remain in his job, despite being asked to resign by co-owner Tom Hicks.
Hicks wrote to Parry asking for him to step down from his position as the internal boardroom wrangling that has plagued the club all season, took another twist on Thursday.
Hicks is reportedly be unhappy at the commercial performance of the club under Parry and the American also claims that Rafa Benitez has blamed Parry for the club’s failure to complete a number of transfer deals.
Parry, who has been at Liverpool for ten years, insists he will carry on with his job.
“Well I have not seen the letter. You guys seem to know a lot more about the letter than I do, which says something,” Parry told Sky Sports News.
“My family saw it on Sky Sports, so they were delighted.
“This week I shouldn’t be the story, the story should be the team. It is offensive to the manager, players and fans in a week when we had another great European triumph there is more dirty linen being washed.
“No individual, certainly not me, is bigger than the club. The club will be fine but once again it shows there is a little bit of a lack of unity at the top.
“I am just getting on with the job, there is work to do.”
Parry was backed by Hicks’ co-owner George Gillett who revealed that he had not even seen the document requesting the resignation of the chief executive.
Gillett told the Liverpool Echo: “Rick Parry retains our full support. Any decision to remove him would need the approval of the full Liverpool board which, it should be remembered, consists of six people – myself, Foster (Gillett’s son), David Moores, Rick himself, Tom Hicks and Tom junior.
“We have not seen the document in question and we were not party to it.
“We are not able to comment on the detail because we have not seen it. But I would reiterate that Rick retains our full support.”