O’Driscoll set to be named Assistant Manager at Liverpool

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Sean O’Driscoll, Head Coach of the England Under-19 side, is poised to be appointed Assistant Manager of Liverpool, which would be his first managerial role with a Premier League club.

The 57-year-old, who has been attending the Master’s in Sporting Directorship course at Manchester Metropolitan University, has so far spent all of his club managerial career in the Football League.

When he left Bristol City in November 2013, he had managed over 600 games in English football’s lower divisions, also taking in Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Crawley, after starting his career in the dug-out in 2000.

However, Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has long been an admirer of O’Driscoll, describing him in the past as “one of the best coaches I’ve ever come across”.

Rodgers also said the former Republic of Ireland midfielder would probably never get the chance to manage at a higher level, but he is set to rectify that, albeit as a number two.

O’Driscoll, England U19 boss since last September, has been a regular visitor to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground in recent years and shares a similar coaching philosophy to Rodgers, with an emphasis on the technical approach.