July 21, 1970
Tony Waiters has left his coaching job at Liverpool – despite a renewed effort last night to persuade him to stay – because he feels it is in the best interest of the Anfield club. This is the reason behind his sudden resignation, even though he will not make up his mind about the Burnley job until later this week.
Indeed, if he turns down the offer of a playing-coaching job at Turf Moor, he will be out of a job. There is no suggestion that yet a third job – on the managerial side – is in the offing. The issue for Waiters, I believe was simple.
He felt the speculation of recent months, linking his name first with one job and then another, was not good for Liverpool. And he made this clear when he resigned.
Waiters feels there must be continuity at a club, that player-discipline must not be affected by continued talk of staff changes, and so … he has quit his job. There was no rift with Liverpool – the board met yesterday, and made a renewed effort to keep Waiters. But he was adamant.
So now Waiters has to give Burnley his answer. Manager Jimmy Adamson said to-day:
“Tony will let me know towards the week-end.”
(Source: Liverpool Echo: July 21, 1970; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited