Liverpool: Liverpool assistant boss Steve Clarke has left the club with immediate effect, according to the League Managers Association.
The Scot has forged a reputation as one of English football`s top coaches after spells with the likes of West Ham United, Chelsea and Newcastle and joined the Reds in January 2011 as part of Kenny Dalglish`s backroom team.
However, his exit has long been expected after Dalglish was relieved of his duties in May on the back of a disappointing league campaign. The Reds lifted the League Cup and reach the final of the FA Cup, but their lowly eighth-placed finish was deemed unacceptable by Boston-based owners Fenway Sports Group.
Clarke`s departure clears the way for new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to hire his own backroom staff following his appointment one week ago.
Rodgers - who guided Premier League new boys Swansea to an impressive 11th-placed finish in 2012 - has yet to bring in a number two of his own but the two clubs have agreed compensation packages for three of the Swans` coaching group including Liberty Stadium assistant Colin Pascoe.
Performance analyst Chris Davies and Head of Sports Science Glen Driscoll have also left south Wales to join the Anfield outfit.
First Published: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 11:01