Liverpool: Gary McAllister to become first-team coach

Gary McAllister
McAllister has managed Coventry and Leeds and been assistant manager at Aston Villa

Former Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Gary McAllister is set to become first-team coach in Brendan Rodgers' new-look backroom team.

McAllister, 50, is understood to have held talks with Rodgers at the club's Melwood training headquarters on Wednesday.

He will join new assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and Dutch coach Pep Ljinders.

McAllister won the League Cup, FA Cup and Uefa Cup with Liverpool in 2001.

He has managed Coventry City and Leeds United, as well as serving as assistant to Gerard Houllier, the manager who brought him to Anfield, at Aston Villa.

Rodgers' former assistants Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh were sacked in June following an end-of-season review with the club's American owners.

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