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

next manager.

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.