Thursday, June 4, 2009

KOP Favourite Robbie Fowler as a Liverpool Manager

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says he is considering becoming a football manager when he finally hangs up his boots, with ambitions to one day lead his old club.
Fowler is preparing for the coming Australian A-League season, where he is the marquee signing for new club North Queensland, but is also beginning to plot out his post-playing career.

"Anyone who says he wouldn't want to manage Liverpool is probably lying,'' Fowler said in an interview with SNTV. "Liverpool is a massive, massive club and anyone would want to do that.''
Fowler, 34, long maintained he would make a clean break from the sport after retiring as a player, but now said it was likely he would head into management.
He scored 183 goals in 369 appearances for Liverpool in his two stints at the club and was nicknamed 'God' by the supporters.
"I always said I would pack in young and take a break and all that,'' Fowler said.
"If you're not playing, the nearest thing to being around a football club is being a coach and manager. The older I've got I've looked into that more and more, so I probably will go down that route anyway.''
Fowler was disappointed by Liverpool's failure to land an elusive Premier League title in the 2008/09 season, but backed his former club and its current manager Rafa Benitez to go one better next season and claim its first English crown since 1990.
"Liverpool lost some silly points last year,'' Fowler said. "The likes of Man United, they never drew them games, they went on to win them. Then you go on to win the league. So, in the end, it ends up four points.
"If you can get them draws into wins... I think next year we could be sorted and have Liverpool as champions.''
Since leaving a second stint at Liverpool in 2007, Fowler had brief spells at Cardiff and Blackburn, and now has a two-year contract with North Queensland, based in the city of Townsville.
He is uncertain whether the Australian club will be his last as a player.
"I always said when I was younger that I would pack in at an early age,'' Fowler said. "When football's the only thing you've ever done, it's just hard to let go.''

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