Date: 9th July 2015 at 8:28pm
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Liverpool’s search for a new first team coach could soon be over after it emerged former midfielder Gary McAllister has been interviewed for the role…

Liverpool’s revamped backroom team could soon be completed by popular ex-Scottish international Gary McAllister, so says the well-sourced Liverpool ECHO.

The 50-year-old was at the club’s Melwood training ground on Wednesday to discuss the vacant first team coaching position created by the departure of Mike Marsh, who was let go following an end of season performance review.

McAllister spent two years at Anfield towards the end of a highly-successful playing career, scoring nine times in 87 appearances.

The graceful playmaker played a significant role in the famous 2001 cup treble and is widely acknowledged to have had a positive affect on the dressing room.

After hanging up his boots in 2004, McAllister had brief managerial spells at the two clubs where he originally made his name as a player in the 1990s; Leeds United and Coventry City.

His last significant involvement in football came at Aston Villa as Gerard Houllier‘s assistant during the 2010-11 season.

Other coaches are thought to be under consideration but McAllister looks to be the front-runner.

The successful candidate will work closely with manager Brendan Rodgers, new assistant manager Sean O’Driscoll and Pepijn Lijnders, who has been promoted to a newly-created first team development coach position.


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