Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Liverpool

Wednesday, 04 February 2015, 19:45

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 0 West Ham

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bees appoint McParland

Brentford have named former Liverpool Academy boss Frank McParland as their new sporting director.

Last Updated: 10/12/13 at 15:03

Griffin Park: Home to the Bees

Griffin Park: Home to the Bees

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 54-year-old has agreed to join the Bees at least the end of the season and steps in to the role vacated by Mark Warburton after he took over as manager.

Warburton on Tuesday was appointed to replace Uwe Rosler after the German left for Championship side Wigan at the weekend.

McParland had been director of Academy and head of player development at Liverpool until last month.

He had previously worked at Anfield as chief scout from 2003 to 2007 and held roles at Bolton and Watford before returning to Liverpool in 2009.

Brentford chairman Cliff Brown told the club website: "Frank has a fantastic background, working for one of the top clubs in the country.

"He is an expert in player recruitment and development, believes passionately - as we do - in bringing players through the Academy to the first team and has some superb contacts.

"Mark Warburton knows Frank well and we are happy they can work together.

"The important thing for us when appointing a new management team was continuity, building on all that has been achieved this season and in the past two and a half years. We believe Frank can help us do that."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company