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Bournemouth boss Woodgate snaps Liverpool U-23 coach O’Neil

Gary O’Neil has left his U23 coaching post at Liverpool for Bournemouth’s job.

He has moved to Championship side Bournemouth to take up a first-team coaching position under new Cherries boss Jonathan Woodgate.

O’Neil had joined the Liverpool Academy set-up in August 2020 as an assistant to Barry Lewtas as part of a revamp prompted by Neil Critchley’s departure to take over as manager of League One side Blackpool.

A Liverpool statement said: “Everybody at LFC would like to thank Gary for his work at the Academy and wish him all the best for the future.”

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And speaking to the official Bournemouth website, Woodgate said: “I’ve known Gary for a number of years, having played with him at Middlesbrough.

“He comes highly recommended from Liverpool and has a great knowledge of the game and an appetite to never stop learning.

“Gary is going to bring something different to the coaching staff. He’s a new voice to the players, someone who has no connection to Bournemouth and I believe that an outside pair of eyes are important for us.

“I’m really looking forward to Gary joining our staff.”

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