Liverpool Football club have announced this afternoon that Manager Rafael Benitez has left the club after terminating his contract by mutual consent.
Benitez leaves the Merseyside the club after 6 years at the helm, and fans will remember him most fondly for bringing the UEFA Champions League Trophy to Anfield, following one of the most memorable matches in the history of the competition in Istanbul.
Benitez said in a statement on the club’s website:
“I have no words to thank you enough for all these years and I am very proud to say that I was your manager.
“Thank you so much once more and always remember: You’ll never walk alone.”
Chairman Martin Broughton was quick to express his gratitude for the Spaniard’s work, as well as offer some explanation for the split:
Rafa will forever be part of Liverpool folklore after bringing home the Champions League following the epic final in Istanbul but after a disappointing season both parties felt a fresh start would be best for all concerned,”
This leaves Liverpool starting the 2010 – 2011 season with a new manager, as well as a new home kit by adidas.