Michael Edwards to leave Liverpool by the end of the upcoming summer

Michael Edwards to leave Liverpool by the end of the upcoming summer

Michael Edwards, the sporting director for Liverpool FC has confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of his contract. The Englishman’s current contract will end in summer 2022.

In 2011 Damien Comolli brought Michael Edwards to Anfield after his impressive work with Portsmouth and Tottenham. Edwards climbed his way up from the head of performance and analysis, director of technical performance, and then to technical director, in his time at Liverpool.

He is currently one of the greatest sporting directors in the premier league. Losing him will have a big impact on Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool Football Club

Michael Edwards in Liverpool

He became the sporting director in the year 2016. Under his tenure, Liverpool Won the Champions League, the Super Cup, the Club World cup, and The Premier League title. 

There was speculation about Edwards considering his post in August. But he has made it clear that he wanted to leave at the end of this campaign. It has now been confirmed that the role of sporting director in Liverpool F C will change in summer 2022. Edward’s assistant Julian Ward, who’s been in that role since December 2020. Will be appointed as part of an internal shift.

Edwards views on leaving the Reds

Ten years – that’s a pretty long time in anyone’s working life. In football terms it is an era in itself, particularly at a club like Liverpool where the expectations and standards are never anything other than as high as the supporters deserve.

To be part of this club during this period has been a privilege due to the people I have been fortunate enough to work with and the success we have enjoyed. But all good things must come to an end and, in my case, I recently completed my final summer window as Liverpool sporting director.

Even writing those words seems a bit surreal, but at the end of this season I will pack up my laptop and leave my office at the AXA Training Centre for the last time. 

I had always planned to cap my time at the club to a maximum of 10 years. I’ve loved working here, but I am a big believer in change. I think it’s good for the individual and, in a work setting, good for the employer too

Jurgen Klopp on Edwards

I wish Michael and his wonderful family all the best, for whatever they choose to do next. I know he isn’t leaving immediately or in haste, which is cool, so we still have some time to work together.

If we are as fortunate and blessed, as we have been so far, maybe we can create more special memories for our club in this remaining time.

He has been a constant presence during my period at LFC and his contribution to our success is clear for everyone to see.

Edwards played a huge part in signing Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker, and Sadio Mane. He was widely praised for his recruitment model and his creative transfer dealings. 

He played a very major role in building the current Liverpool team. No doubt we are defiantly going to miss Edwards.

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