After claiming to be a die hard Manchester United fan, there at Wembley with his dad when we became the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968, Kenyon left United for Chelsea when Roman Abramovich took charge. With him, he took several of our transfer targets, paying above what United were prepared to, and the claim that Chelsea would be the world’s biggest club and self-sufficient by 2010.
Chelsea won a couple of league titles in his time there but United won three, and, more importantly, beat them in the European Cup final.
United sent up World and European Cup winner, Munich Air Disaster survivor, Sir Bobby Charlton as our representative to collect the winners’ medals. Sir Bobby was offered one but of course declined. Hilariously, Chelsea sent Kenyon up as their representative, and even funnier, he was all too happy to wear his medal.
He left his role as CEO at Chelsea last season although stayed on as a non-exec. However, in the past couple of weeks he left Chelsea altogether.
It has now emerged that Kenyon is now looking at getting a job at Liverpool FC and has been in talks with Anfield chairman Martin Broughton on behalf of Huang’s QSL Sports bid.
He apparently was recruited several months ago because of his experience in English football and to offer insight into the financial situation of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
However, it is unknown what, if any, role Kenyon would have if Huang was successful. After stabbing United in the back for Chelsea, you couldn’t rule him out wanting to get in on the action with Chelsea’s modern rivals, Liverpool.
All together now…