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Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler bizarrely sacked and replaced in minutes by Saudi club despite unbeaten run

Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler bizarrely sacked and replaced in minutes by Saudi club despite unbeaten run

Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler has been dismissed by Saudi Arabian side Al Qadsiah

Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler has been sacked by Saudi Arabian side Al Qadsiah despite an unbeaten start to the season.

Fowler was only appointed Al Qadsiah boss four months ago having been in charge of Thai club Muangtong United, Australia’s Brisbane Roar and Indian side East Bengal in the past.

Under Fowler, Al Qadsiah made a fine start to the season after recording six wins and two draws.

The former Liverpool striker was named manager of the month last week but has now been dismissed.

In a statement, Al Qadsiah said: “The management of Al Qadsiah Sports Club have decided to terminate the contractual relationship with first team football coach, Mr. Robbie Fowler.

“The club appreciates the coach's efforts and professionalism... and wishes him all the success in his professional career.”

Within an hour, Al Qadsiah announced that Michel Gonzalez is to become the team’s new manager, replacing Fowler.

Back in July, Fowler outlined his managerial plans to the Daily Mirror, he said: “I have taken a job in the league below the Saudi Pro League because I am ambitious to become a manager because I want to prove myself.

“I've not been given that chance in the UK. You look at my record, and I've done well wherever I've been, despite inheriting teams who were struggling before I arrived. This is my fourth head coach job now, and I back myself to succeed in this business.”


Fowler continued: “I know people will laugh, but when I went to coach in Australia, I gave myself a five-year plan to manage in the Premier League. Yeah, you can mock, but in half a season I took a side languishing at the bottom to the top places.

“Covid absolutely ruined it of course, but it shows the desire I have to succeed. It shows the ambition and belief I have... and you don't fulfil your ambition by sitting in front of your TV watching everyone else get jobs while you don’t.”

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Topics: Liverpool, Football, Saudi Arabia