Liverpool have welcomed back Michael Beale as a new member of the club’s academy coaching staff.
Beale stepped down as U23s manager last year when he left to pursue a new challenge in Brazil, where he took on the role as assistant manager of Sao Paulo.
After enduring a difficult time, he left the position in July and returned to Merseyside, where he will now once again be based permanently thanks to his reappointment.
18/09/12 was my 1st day at @lfc academy. Delighted to confirm that 18/09/17 will be the start of pt2 with this fantastic club. The task of head of coaching for the foundation phase is something that has me really excited. Skill development is an area that I am hugely passionate about and working with the youngest players gives you so much joy on a daily basis. The academy is a family and it feels great to be going “home” to work alongside both excellent people and coaches. 🔴 #LFCfamily
Beale was extremely popular during his time at the club, as he oversaw the development of the likes of Ovie Ejaria, Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold- all of which have earned first team opportunities over the last year.
His presence within the academy setup, along with Steven Gerrard’s position as U18s manager, makes for exciting times, with both showing a detailed focus and dedication to skill development.
The success Beale experienced in his first spell at the club is also likely to draw added interest from fans in the progress of the club’s youngsters.
Overall, a wise decision from Liverpool.