Liverpool turn to England for new assistant manager

Overnight reports indicate that Liverpool will appoint 57 year old Sean O'Driscoll - currently England Under 19 boss - as their new assistant manager.

Sean O'Driscoll linked with move to Liverpool

Liverpool sacked Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh as a result of last season's disappointing performance.

O'Driscoll spent the majority of his playing career in the lower leagues with Bournemouth before going on to manage the club for 6 years.  He achieved a promotion from the then Third Division in 2002-03.

Further managerial jobs include Doncaster Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.

In September 2014 he was handed his present role - head coach to the England Under 19 side.

In his managerial career across the lower leagues he has a 36% win ratio.

In 2013 Rodgers paid tribute to Sean O'Driscoll, saying:

“The players get the blame in this country. No, it is the coaching. The problem is that the guys who are ’that type’ of coach you never hear of them really.

Look at Sean O’Driscoll. He is one of the best coaches I have ever come across. He is working at Bristol City. He has never had a chance in the top flight. His teams were expressive, had movement, they were technical, but he will probably never get a chance at a higher level.”

According to The Guardian the deal will be concluded before the reds head off for their pre-season tour in two weeks.


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