Liverpool would be surprised to see Michael Edwards join a new club in the Premier League so soon, according to reports. There’s interest, however.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim that Liverpool would be surprised if Michael Edwards took another job in the Premier League this year.
This comes, of course, after the sporting director left the Reds. He brought a ten-year spell to an end and now intends to go on a break – at least, that’s the impression he gave Liverpool.
People ‘close to Edwards’, says the piece, believe he wants time away from the game for a bit. It’s even possible that he never returns to the same sporting director role that he had at Liverpool.
But clubs will want him to. The Daily Mail recently claimed that both Manchester United and Chelsea are eager to bring in Edwards and could make him offers this summer.
Michael Edwards could find a new club
We wouldn’t blame United or Chelsea for trying – they should absolutely go after Edwards. In a lot of ways, he’s exactly what those two clubs need.
It does sound as though it would be a bit of a personal blow to Liverpool, though. The Athletic’s piece makes it clear that there’s no agreement in place to stop him from joining a rival club right away – it would just be a surprise.
Edwards and Liverpool split very, very amicably and the respect there is plain to see in how the two parties talked about each other over the last seven months. All appears well there.
And we can’t see why Edwards would make an immediate jump back in, either. There’s no rush for him and the offers will still be there down the line after the job he did with Liverpool.
We can’t see a surprise coming.