LFC U23's coach Neil Critchley becomes Blackpool manager
After a long and successful stint as the Liverpool U18's, and then U23's head coach, and a couple of matches as Liverpool FC manager, Neil Critchley has left for Blackpool.
The club announced the 41 year old former Crewe man's departure in the last hour, with Blackpool welcoming their new manager on social media.
Critchley had a good spell with the club's youth sides, and is highly thought of at LFC, with Jurgen Klopp entrusting him to coach the club in a couple of cup games this season, and will no doubt wish him well at the League One club, who currently sit in 13th position.
Announced in an interview via the official club website, Critchley spoke of his delight at joining the seaside club, but had plenty of positive things to say about his former club too.
He said: "The time I’ve had at Liverpool has been truly special. I’ve been incredibly well supported there from Alex Inglethorpe, the Academy Director, and all the staff.
"It’s a truly special football club and it’s the people that make the football club the place that it is. It would have had to have taken something equally as special, if not more, for me to even think about leaving.
"But from the conversations I’ve had here, I got a really good feeling about the people, where they want the Club to go and how they want it to grow."
We're sure that all Liverpool fans would like to thank Neil for all the work he's done at the club, and wish him well in the future at Blackpool.