Sunday, 9 January 2011

Clarke set to be Liverpool no 2

Kenny Dalglish is set to name former Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke as his number two at Anfield.
Clarke enjoyed several successes working alongside Jose Mourinho for Chelsea.After a stint in charge of the youth teams at Chelsea, Clarke was promoted to the position of assistant manager when José Mourinho was appointed manager in the summer of 2004.Clarke was a part of the coaching set-up which saw Chelsea Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups over three seasons under Mourinho.
On 12 September 2008 Clarke handed in his resignation to Chelsea, hoping to move to West Ham to be assistant to former Chelsea teammate Gianfranco Zola. Chelsea initially rejected his resignation, demanding compensation worth two years of Clarke's salary. After a deal was agreed between the clubs, Clarke became West Ham's first-team coach on 15 September.
West Ham finished ninth in the Premier League in the 2008–09 season, earning Clarke and Zola extended contracts that made Clarke the highest paid assistant manager in the league.The club struggled during the next season, however, narrowly avoiding relegation.In June 2010, not long after the dismissal of Zola as manager, Clarke left the club by mutual consent.

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