Kenny Dalglish has already began to put his stamp on Liverpool by hiring Steve Clarke as his first team coach. Sammy Lee will remain as assistant manager,
“It is important we have good backroom staff and Steve comes into that category,” Dalglish said on Liverpool’s website. “To be fair to Steve he was phoned last night and he was up here for training this morning – which tells you the lure Liverpool football club has to someone. He was very instrumental in the success of several clubs, none less so than Mourinho’s spell at Chelsea so we’ve got a decent guy there. He worked well in tandem with Sammy this morning so it looks positive for us.”
“I was sat at home doing nothing and now I’ve got the chance of working with a football great in Kenny Dalglish and also working for one of the world’s leading football clubs. This was something I couldn’t turn down. I am grateful for everybody who has given me such a warm welcome, especially all those here at Melwood. I am really looking forward to working with Kenny and the rest of the staff to help bring good times back to the club.”
Clarke’s last job was as assistant to Gianfranco Zola at West Ham but his reputation as a coach is built on four years as assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. He is one of the most respected coaches in the game.
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