Belfast Telegraph

Gary McAllister takes Anfield ambassadorial role

Gary McAllister has accepted an ambassadorial role with Liverpool as the club have reorgansied their backroom staff ahead of the imminent appointment of Jurgen Klopp as their new manager.

Following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers following last weekend's derby draw at Everton, former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp is expected to be unveiled as the Northern Irishman's replacement on Friday morning.

Ahead of the official announcement, Sean O'Driscoll was relieved from his position as assistant manager while McAllister will no longer be a first-team coach - despite the pair only being brought into Anfield over the summer.

While McAllister, who spent two years as a player at Liverpool, will now take on an ambassadorial position, head of performance Glen Driscoll and opposition analysis Chris Davies join O'Driscoll in leaving the club.

"Liverpool Football Club can confirm Sean O'Driscoll, Gary McAllister, Glen Driscoll and Chris Davies have left their respective first-team roles at the club," a statement released on their official website read.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to all four men for the professionalism, commitment and dedication they have displayed during their time here, and the positive impact they have had in helping to support football operations and the team.

"McAllister will remain with the club, albeit in a different role, not connected to first-team duties. The Scot has accepted an ambassadorial position, which will allow the club to benefit from his strong connection and affinity with the supporters.

"The club would also like to take this opportunity to wish Sean, Glen and Chris every success in the future."

Klopp is expected to be bring in Bosnian Zeljko Buvac, his assistant both at Dortmund and Mainz before that, and coach Peter Krawietz when the German takes the reins at Anfield, with Liverpool 10th in the Premier League having won three on their opening eight fixtures.


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