Former Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O’Driscoll set to become new Liverpool assistant boss

Sean O'Driscoll
Sean O'Driscoll

Former Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O’Driscoll is reportedly set to be appointed as Liverpool’s new assistant boss.

Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of the 57-year-old and the move is likely to go through before the Reds depart for their pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East on July 12.

O’Driscoll is currently in charge of England Under 19s but, having never worked in the top flight, would understandably jump at the chance to work for one of the powerhouses of English football.

Rodgers’ previous number two Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh were sacked at the end of last season following a review by Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners.

“We need to stop blaming the players,” Rodgers said in 2013.

“The players get the blame in this country. No, it is the coaching.

“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.”

O’Driscoll, capped by Republic of Ireland as a player, guided Rovers to promotion to the Championship in 2008 but was sacked in 2011.