Michael Edwards leaves the Liverpool team this summer. Liverpool football team have confirmed the bad news that sporting director Michael Edwards. Michael Edwards had been a key influence on the club’s success. Will retire at the end of the season after referred to the new contract.
Michael Edwards who work for Portsmouth and Spurs before moving to Anfield. In November 2011. It will be taken over by his assistant Julian Ward and the Reds have taken steps to ensure the transition goes smoothly.
Ward is highly regarded at Anfield. Particularly from manager Jurgen Klopp. The club hope the change of sporting director to ward will go smoothly as he has been working as Edwards’ underdog for more than a year.
Liverpool born ward join from Manchester City in 2012 and is responsible for scouting in Spain and Portugal. Where he also plays a key role in deciding which youngsters are right for the club. And when is the right time to release them to experience?
But there is no doubt that losing Edwards will have a huge impact. Because he is regarded as one of the best negotiators in the business. His most notable achievement was the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018 for £142 million.
WHO IS MICHAEL EDWARDS?
Michael Edwards is a key figure in Liverpool’s back-to-back squad. His name popping up frequently in the media over the past four to five years. Most notably with Jurgen Klopp as manager.
The reason why his name is mentioned. That’s because as “Director of Sport” Edwards is behind some of the most significant deals that have changed the course of history. Turning into a golden era with the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Alisson Be checker.
The sporting director’s job is to have reliable data. Analytical thinking in terms of pace and suitability to the team. And most importantly. He has to work on the numbers in order to calculate his investment. Sell how to make the organization get the most benefits.
Edwards’ work is like a liaison between coaches and management. And that’s why the position of Sporting Director is so important in this day and age.