Sean O’Driscoll apppointed Liverpool assistant manager

Sean O'Driscoll
Sean O'Driscoll

Sean O’Driscoll has been appointed as Liverpool’s new assistant manager.

The former Doncaster Rovers boss leaves his job in charge of England Under 19s to join the Anfield giants.

“I am excited to be joining one of the world’s most iconic football clubs,” O’Driscoll said.

“At the start of my coaching career 20 years ago I embarked on trying to get players to think for themselves, rather than be coach-led. Some do this instinctively, some have to be nurtured into thinking this way. This is as relevant today as it was then in trying to produce fluid, entertaining and winning teams.

“I’m looking forward to working with such a talented group of players and staff and I am delighted to be here.”

He added: “I have watched a number of games at Anfield over the years and the club’s history and the support of the fans never fails to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

“The philosophy of football here is engrained into football folklore; this has evolved and developed as players come and go and eras change but the underlying principles that make Liverpool FC what it is will always endure.”

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said: “My admiration for Sean, as a professional, is well documented. He is someone with a clear vision and philosophy and has proved he has the ability to transfer that knowledge, through his coaching, to the players.”