Sami Hyypia wants return as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant

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Our brilliant former central defender Sami Hyypia has thrown his hat into the mix for the vacant Liverpool assistant manager position, the Echo reports…

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Brendan Rodgers’ former no.2 Colin Pascoe left the club following our miserable Premier League campaign, and Rafael Benitez’s former assistant Pako Ayesteran has also been linked to the vacant position in the same report.

But Hyypia would love the chance to work for Liverpool again.

“It would be great to work for a club which I love,” Hyypia began.

“I would definitely be interested if Liverpool think I could help them. I have great memories of my time at the club.

“My rise in management was rapid and I have been thinking a lot about things while I have been out. If there were no interesting opportunities as a manager, then I would be ready to be an assistant. That sort of role would give me a lot of experience. It wouldn’t be a problem for me. I feel ready to go into football again. You look at yourself and I am enthusiastic about getting back into the game.”

Hyypia left us to join Bayer Leverkusen in 2009, and took over the managerial helm at the club following the culmination of his playing career. He went on to coach Brighton too, before the Championship outfit sacked him in December 2014.

The colossal Finn is probably our best ever Premier League defender, and playing alongside Jamie Carragher – he helped us secure the Champions League in 2005.

It’d be great to see the legend back.

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