Five facts about Liverpool's new assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll

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Liverpool have today announced that Sean O'Driscoll will be Brendan Rodgers' new right hand man at Anfield.

Sean O'Driscoll has left his job as manager of the England Under-19 side to join Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. The former Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest manager has become Liverpool's new assistant manager as confirmed on the club's official website.

Pepijn Lijnders has taken up the role of first-team development coach as well, as Rodgers gives his backroom staff a new look following a disappointing season.

These new additions come after Colin Pascoe, formerly the assistant manager at Anfield left the club last month much to the disappointment of players such as Joe Allen, as reported by the BBC.

Sean O'Driscoll arrives with a wealth of experience; coming mainly in the Football League where he has managed Bournemouth, Doncaster, Crawley, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City. His appointment is a surprising one, but has been on the cards for the last week or so.

Here are five facts about the 58-year-old filling Colin Pascoe's shoes:

1) As a player O'Driscoll turned out for Fulham and Bournemouth as a midfielder going on to break the record of appearances for The Cherries. He played in 423 games although this has since been broken by Steve Fletcher.

2) His first foray into management came with Bournemouth with whom he went on to achieve the first of two promotions as a manager. He led Bournemouth into Division Two in 2003 via the Division Three play-offs.

3) His other promotion came with Doncaster Rovers, also via the play-offs in 2008, but this time into the Championship. The year before this triumph he picked up the Football League Trophy with Doncaster.

4) The Irishman was appointed as Crawley boss on the 16th May 2012 but left on the 19th July the same year without taking charge of a competitive game to take over as Nottingham Forest manager.

5) He has only once been relegated as a manager, with Bristol City in 2013. However he was only in charge for the second half of the season, and a lot of damage had already been done in the club's Championship campaign.

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