Liverpool tweets fans: Who should be manager?
With close to one million followers, Liverpool discovered how
easily a tweet can come back to bite you.
Asking fans on Twitter who they want to replace the fired Kenny
Dalglish was interpreted as an attempt to crowd-source Liverpool’s
The official club account tweeted to more than 930,000
followers: ”Who do you want to replace Kenny Dalglish as LFC
manager? Reply with your suggestions and reasons.”
But the tweet was deleted within 30 minutes, followed by a
clarification: ”Context of our last tweet seems to have been
misunderstood – we were simply looking for fan views to include on
a fun online feature.”
Liverpool wants to interview several candidates for the post,
with permission already received to speak to Wigan’s Roberto
Martinez. Swansea’s Brendan Rodgers rejected an approach.