Liverpool Reportedly Poach Tottenham Youth Team Manager

Here are some people Alex Inglethorpe will be managing soon. - Clive Brunskill

Tottenham's talented head youth coach is apparently making a switch over to Merseyside.

According to reports from a number of UK media outlets, Tottenham's Professional Development Phase Youth Team Coach Alex Inglethorpe has accepted an approach from Liverpool FC, with the former Wolves man set to take over as the head of the Reds' Reserve Team. The current Reserve manager, Rodolfo Borrell, will apparently be moved to the role of Technical Director in order to accommodate Inglethorpe's arrival.

Anyone who's been following the outstanding progress of some of Tottenham's more prominent youngsters over the past season in the competitions which Inglethorpe has lead them through will be disappointed to hear that the coach will not be staying on to finish the great job he's done for the team this season. Talents such as Alex Pritchard and Kevin Stewart have flourished under his direction, with respectable results against decent European youth sides in the Next Gen series following suit.

Equally however, as much as I hate to admit it, I can see quite straightforwardly why a coach of Inglethorpe's talent would want to be in charge of Liverpool's reserves right now. Some of the Premier League's brightest young sparks are currently plying their trade there, and as Raheem Sterling has demonstrated, rising stars will have a decent shot at first team minutes if they can impress the club's hierarchy and Brendan Rodgers. For this reason, I hold no acrimony towards Inglethorpe, and wish him the best of luck for the future.

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