Borrell gets a promotion and new academy coach arrives


    Reserve team coach Rodolfo Borrell has been promoted to head of academy coaching to replace his compatriot Pep Segura – who quit his role as academy technical manager a few months ago.

    The former Barcelona academy coach has overseen the development of the likes of Martin Kelly, Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom in recent years.

    The U21 side is the only one unbeaten in the country so far this season with seven wins from ten competitive games – and they sit top of the U21 league as well.Rodolfo-Borrell[1]

    “I’ve been extremely impressed with Rodolfo in my short period at the club,” Brendan Rodgers said of the coach.

    “His thinking is very similar to mine in the best way to educate and develop players. His role will make richer the philosophy we are creating at the club from U9s through to the first team.”

    Borrell is being replaced by the Tottenham academy coach Alex Inglethorpe, who recently oversaw the Spurs’ youth side’s 4-1 demolition of Barcelona in the NextGen series.

    Liverpool’s academy director Frank McParland said of his appointment: “Alex also has great experience from working with the U18s at Spurs for many years, where he has helped to produce some fantastic players.”

    “I’m sure he is going to help us push on at academy level. It’s a fantastic appointment and I’m looking forward to working with him over the coming years.”

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