O’Driscoll joins Reds staff

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Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Sean O’Driscoll as their new assistant manager .

The former Bournemouth, Doncaster, Crawley, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City boss moves to Anfield after a spell in charge of England Under-19s.

The 58-year-old takes over as Brendan Rodgers’ number two from Colin Pascoe, who was sacked last month following a robust end-of-season review.

Liverpool have also announced that Academy boss Pep Lijnders will step up to a newly-created role of first team development coach.

Both men began work as Liverpool returned to their Melwood base for the start of pre-season training on Monday.

Rodgers said: “I have made these appointments because I want to take us in a new technical direction, in terms of coaching.

“I believe the entire first-team set-up will benefit and I am extremely positive and excited about what we can achieve, as a group, going forward.”

Lijnders is not a direct replacement for first-team coach Mike Marsh, whose contract was not renewed in June. The Dutchman will continue to work with the elite youth talent at the Academy but will now play a greater role in the first-team set-up.

It is understood the club are still looking to add a new first-team coach to the backroom staff.

Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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