England U19 coach Sean O’Driscoll looks set to become our new assistant manager ahead of the 2015/16 season, with the experienced 57-year-old being brought in to replace Colin Pascoe, according to The Guardian.
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We are currently undergoing a bit of a revamp of our back-room staff, with a number of long-term members being shown the exit.
Rodgers had an excellent working relationship with Pascoe, having worked with him at Swansea before the pair came to Anfield. It was the opinion of the senior staff at the club however, that something needed to change ahead of the new campaign.
O’Driscoll has managed Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers, and Nottingham Forest to name a few, and should bring plenty of experience to the club.
Rodgers is also a fan of the former Republic of Ireland international, and has spoken highly of him in the past.
“The players get the blame in this country. No, it is the coaching,” Rodgers said.
“The problem is that the guys who are ‘that type’ of coach you never hear of them really. 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. His teams were expressive, had movement, they were technical, but he will probably never get a chance at a higher level.”
He looks set to get his chance now however, and will be able to demonstrate the influence he can have on the players ahead of the new season.