Football: Dalglish returns to Liverpool as a director
(REUTERS) - Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish joined the club's board as a non-executive director on Friday, 16 months after his second spell as manager ended by getting the sack.
Dalglish, who won six English league titles and three European Cups as a player and three more league crowns in his first stint as manager, left the club in May 2012 and was replaced by Brendan Rodgers.
The Scot helped stabilise Liverpool through a difficult period on and off the pitch before being dismissed following an eighth-place finish in the Premier League and an FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea at Wembley.
The club said in a statement that his new role would "allow the ownership and senior management to benefit not just from the Anfield legend's decades of experience but also his close affinity with supporters".