Steve Clarke Named As Liverpool’s First-team Coach


Steve Clarke Named As Liverpool’s First-team Coach – Liverpool have chosen Steve Clarke as their first-team coach. Since new manager Kenny Dalglish took over from former boss Roy Hodgson on Saturday, Clarke represents Liverpool’s first major change.

After retiring as a player he moved into coaching and has worked as an assistant manager for Newcastle United. Then, after a stint in charge of the youth teams at Chelsea, Clarke was promoted to the position of assistant manager when Jose Mourinho was appointed manager in summer of 2004.

He then move to West Ham after a deal was agreed between the clubs, Clarke became West Ham’s first-team coach on 15 September.
Clarke has played over 500 senior games for St Mirren and Chelsea. He left West Ham by mutual consent in June 2010 after Gianfranco Zola was sacked as manager the previous month.

Dalglish said: “Steve is a great addition to our team and I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring him in. I am looking forward to working with Steve alongside Sammy Lee, assistant manager, and our other staff.”

It was during the Clarke’s time at Chelsea where he achieved most of his success. Alongside with former boss Jose Mourinho, the Scot was part of a coaching team which helped the Blues win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Carling Cups over three seasons.

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