Liverpool Fire Roy Hodgson

Roy-HodgsonRoy Hodgson is not getting one more try to save his job as the Liverpool management fired the 63-year-old Londoner before The Reds take on Premier League leaders Manchester United over the weekend in an FA Cup match.

Liverpool announced on Saturday that Hodgson, who had hoped to salvage his job with a victory at Old Trafford, has left the club, ending the well-traveled manager’s six-month stint at Anfield. Former Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish has been tapped to take over Hodgson starting Sunday’s FA Cup tie against United. The Reds said in a statement that the parting of ways was reached mutually. “We are grateful for Roy’s efforts over the past six months, but both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down from his position as team manager,” the club said.

Hodgson was hired in July to replace Rafael Benitez, who, incidentally, was also recently fired as manager of Italian side Inter Milan. Hodgson leaves a Liverpool side that have struggled to keep up with the Premier League leaders, absorbing their ninth defeat this week to fall just four points above relegation.