Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler fired despite perfect record at Al Qadsiah

The departure of club managers when their teams fail to fulfill expectations is a common occurrence in football. However, there are times when a manager’s removal, despite exceptional achievement, leaves us questioning the club’s ownership or board’s motivations and judgment.

Robbie Fowler may not have etched his name in the annals of Al-Qadsiah history, but his record with the club can only be described as a spectacular display of managerial prowess. Fowler’s stay at the wheel has been nothing short of amazing, with six triumphs and a single defeat in only eight matches. His persistent devotion to success and tactical brilliance have took his club to new heights, inspiring fans and experts alike. Therefore, the decision to relieve him of his responsibilities has stunned the whole football world.

Al Qadsiah axes Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler

The decision to sack Robbie Fowler despite his successful start with Al-Qadsiah has left football fans questioning the circumstances behind the move. Fowler had taken on the job with the goal of promoting the team to the Saudi Pro League, and his early results were promising.

Under his management, Al-Qadsiah had secured six wins and two draws in their first eight games, positioning them second in the league, a significant improvement from the previous season. However, his dismissal has raised concerns and speculation among fans about the reasons for his removal.

Robbie Fowler
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It is important to note that as Al-Qadsiah’s manager, his only defeat came against Al-Taawoun in the King Cup.

Al-Qadsiah ceremonially thanked Robbie Fowler for his contributions as they announced the termination of his contract. Despite the team’s strong start under his leadership, the club decided to part ways with him.

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

Within an hour, the club announced Robbie Fowler’s replacement as former Real Madrid and Spain striker Michel Gonzalez.

How long was Fowler at Liverpool?

Robbie Fowler had a remarkable start to his professional playing career at Liverpool. He made his professional debut for Liverpool on September 22, 1993, in a League Cup match against Fulham, coming off the bench to score. In the second leg of the same fixture a week later, Fowler achieved a remarkable feat by scoring five goals, becoming the fourth Liverpool player to score five goals in a senior fixture.

His first league goal came against Oldham Athletic on October 16, 1993, in a 2-1 win. In his first 13 senior fixtures, Fowler scored an impressive 12 goals.

Robbie Fowler

Robbie Fowler had several fantastic seasons with Liverpool. However, his career was marred by a knee ligament injury that sidelined him for most of the 1997-98 season.

This injury not only kept him out of action for an extended period but also cost him a place in the 1998 World Cup. It was during his absence that a young Michael Owen emerged as a prominent figure in the Liverpool first team.

During the 2000-01 season, Robbie Fowler played a significant role in helping Liverpool achieve remarkable success. He contributed to Liverpool’s victories in the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup. Fowler played for Liverpool for nine years, with a record 369 appearances and 183 goals.


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