The summer overhaul at Liverpool isn’t just for the playing squad, but also the coaching staff as manager Brendan Rodgers is set to announce Sean O’Driscoll as his new assistant, Guardian Sport reports.
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The Reds boss has been without a number two since the departure of Colin Pascoe earlier this month as he, along with former first-team coach Mike Marsh, paid the price for a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Rodgers is expected to install O’Driscoll, who is currently the England U19’s manager, as his new assistant before the club set off on their pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East on July 12.
The Northern Irishman is a known admirer of O’Driscoll after speaking highly of him back in October 2013 when an issue surrounding the standard of English players and coaches was a hot topic in the media:
“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,” he began, as per The Guardian.
“His teams were expressive, had movement, they were technical, but he will probably never get a chance at a higher level,” Rodgers said almost two years ago.
The Merseyside outfit will be hoping the new addition to the back-room staff alongside new recruits such as James Milner and Roberto Firmino can pay dividends as they look to once again challenge for at least a Champions League spot next season.