Jamie Carragher has spoken out about how he did not have a good feeling about Hicks and Gillett taking over as Liverpool owners. Carragher said, “I wasn’t happy with joint bosses. We should have known better after having Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier as joint managers. I don’t care what anyone says, there has to be a number one in everything. Eventually there’s got to be a problem and will end up falling out.”
It seems like Carragher was right after all as Hicks and Gillett went on to mess up the club we all dearly love. But thankfully now, the two of them have left and all we can hope for is the best under The Fenway Sports Group lead by Mr. Henry.
Carragher is right in that these partnerships do not work. I recall when Houllier and Evans were in charge. I had never heard of joint managers before that and there was no way having two managers was ever going to work. Who would the players listen to if both managers had different opinions about something? It was a good thing that that partnership was quickly ended and Houllier became the sole manager. The Hicks and Gillett partnership was not ended quite as quickly and we had to tough it out for a couple of seasons.