Liverpool have announced the signing of Gary McAllister as first team coach, Carragher posted a picture of the pair on Instagram and wrote: “Congratulations to Gary McAllister on his new role with Liverpool Fc.”
Gary McAllister born 25 December 1964 is a Scottish professional football player and coach McAllister played primarily as a midfielder, in a successful career spanning over nineteen years. He started his career at local side Motherwell before moving south to Leicester City at the age of 20. He then went on to play for Leeds United, and he later had spells at Coventry City intersected by a brief, yet successful time at Liverpool.
McAllister also represented his national side for nine years, winning 57 caps and scoring five goals. His leadership qualities were noticed, and he spent four successful years as Scotland captain in addition to two seasons as Leeds United captain.
McAllister, 50, met boss Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday to discuss replacing Mike Marsh, who was axed last month. He’s a legend on Merseyside for the helping Liverpool win the treble under Gerard Houllier in 2001.
The Scot worked under Houllier as his assistant after hanging up his boots and most recently worked at Aston Villa.He left there in 2011 and has been working as a TV pundit.
News of his arrival will be announced before Liverpool depart for their pre-season tour to the Far East and Australia tomorrow.