Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Rodolfo Borrell as head of academy coaching, with Tottenham's Alex Inglethorpe replacing him as reserve team coach.
Borrell arrived at the club in July 2009 and has overseen the development of several players now in the first team, initially as U18s coach and latterly as boss of the reserves.
His promotion has created an opportunity for Inglethorpe, a former midfielder with Watford, Leyton Orient and Exeter who has worked with the U18s at Spurs with distinction for several years.
Frank McParland continues with his role as Academy director, with first-team manager Brendan Rodgers praising his contribution to the club's continued commitment to developing exciting young talent.
Rodgers commented: "I'm delighted that Alex has decided to join us in our journey to create a philosophy that runs directly through the club. He has many years of experience in youth football and also managed at senior level. His unswerving belief and commitment to our way of working will bring continued success in this role.
"I've been extremely impressed with Rodolfo in my short period at the club. 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.
"I'm also delighted with the great work done by Frank McParland in leading the Academy and I look forward to working closely with him to continually develop our talents to play for the first team."
The appointments have been welcomed by McParland.
"I'm delighted for Rodolfo," he said. "He's been heavily involved with the club for three and a half years as U18s manager and then reserve team coach.
"He brings invaluable experience to this new role and I'm sure it's going to be a smooth transition.
"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."