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Name Rick Parry
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Job CEO of Liverpool [ex]
Job CEO of Premier League [ex]
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Org Liverpool

2005 07 05 Retrieve

[England midfielder finally confirms departure intent. Gerrard admits: ‘I want to leave’] We desperately want to keep Stevie and we’ve told him we don’t want him to leave. However, in rejecting our offer of a new contract he has indicated he wants to go

2005 07 06 Retrieve

[On paper, the deal will keep the Huyton-born star at Anfield until 2009, but for Rick Parry it is an acceptance he will stay for life] I am sure he is going to stay for good. Steven’s commitment is complete. Last night, I admit it looked as if it was going the other way but when it came down to it, I just think he couldn’t leave

2011 03 25 Retrieve

[Former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry admits that George Gillett and Tom Hicks were not the first choice when he helped sell the club to the pair in 2007] It wasn’t a case of us rejecting Dubai, they were the preferred bidder but they walked away. I think one of the fundamental [problems] was that they actually didn’t get on terribly well with each other. Don’t forget and certainly until I left – which was 2009 – we were second in the league. The business plan was a net spend of £20m on players and they’d over-delivered on that. They took us pretty close to winning the Premier League in 2008-2009, within four points of Manchester United with a huge points total

[Parry remained in his role until 2009 to oversee the transition between owners and he feels that by the time he left his role the owners had already decided to sell the club] So it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Then, in 2009, for whatever reason, there didn’t appear to be any net spend at all on the players. By which time they clearly realised that they probably needed to sell completely.

[Despite the Spaniard’s reported hostile relationship with the Liverpool hierarchy, Parry insists that he shares a good relationship with the former Valencia boss] You don’t get into the business if you want people who are easy. You want people who are winners. He’s very demanding and he’s a perfectionist, but I’m still friendly with Rafael

2020 05 05 Retrieve

[After the Taylor report and its financial implications, minds began to focus on the idea of a breakaway league] I think uppermost in many of the clubs’ minds was how are we going to generate the revenue? It wasn’t a question of ‘This is a massive opportunity to change the way we market the game’, it was more a question of ‘How are we going to pay for this?’

2020 06 12 Retrieve

[EFL chairman Rick Parry on EFL teams to wear ‘NHS Rainbow - Thank You’ on shirts] As all eyes turn to the return of football on the pitch, it is important that the League pays fitting tribute to the thousands of NHS key workers that continue to work on the frontline, supporting the country throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We know that many fans of EFL clubs are also NHS key workers and we’re proud of the commitment they, and our clubs, have shown to help the service over the past few months. By coming together across all remaining fixtures taking place, we hope we are able to show our gratitude and appreciation for their continued work, and I’d like to ask all fans to join us in doing so