Liverpool news

Segura takes reserves role

March 11, 2011
By PA Sport

Liverpool have replaced reserve team coach John McMahon with academy technical director Pep Segura, who will take over on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Pep Segura
PA PhotosPep Segura takes charge of the reserves until the end of the season

The club say the move is part of their planning for the future, with a new structure to be put in place in the summer.

Segura, who has previously coached the likes of Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas through Barcelona's youth set-up, will be assisted by under-16s coach Steve Cooper for the reserves' remaining matches.

"The club have conducted a thorough review of all operations based at our academy as part of our overall strategy to constantly improve our youth and professional player performance," a club spokesman said.

"We have a clear vision of the way ahead and a number of changes will now be put in place to help us to build on the considerable progress already made.

"Pep Segura will step in as reserve team manager on a temporary basis for the remainder of this term only, before a revised structure is put in place this summer.

"He will be assisted over the next few months by Steve Cooper."

The reserves saw their ten-match unbeaten run come to an end in a 2-1 defeat at Blackpool last week.