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Rene Meulensteen tipped to join Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant

by Robbie Dunne

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen could be appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant as the shake-up of the coaching staff at Anfield continues.

Meulesteen had two successful stints at Man United under Alex Ferguson from 2001 until 2006 and again from 2007 until 2013.

He was replaced when David Moyes was brought in to take over from Ferguson and has failed to make an impression in the managerial world since then, with tenures at Anzhi Makhachkala and Fulham proving unsuccessful.

Reports suggest that Brendan Rodgers was forced to agree to the departures of his long time coaches Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh as Fenway Sports Group are taking control of how the coaching staff is assembled.

During his time as first team coach at United, Meulensteen helped the club win the Premier League twice, the Champions League once, the Community Shield on three occasions, the FIFA Club World Cup and the League Cup twice.

The Dutch man is currently acting as an adviser at MLS’ Philadelphia Union and has previously criticised Brendan Rodgers for not investing appropriately in his coaching staff.

Meulensteen left the club as a firm fans’ favourite after his long and esteemed career at United, so it would be a massive surprise if he were to join Liverpool given the rivalry between the clubs.

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