Premiership giants Liverpool have made a major statement of intent by signing the former Argentine international Mauricio Pellegrino as their first team coach. Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez himself initiated the move and this move demonstrates that he is very much intent on winning major honours next season.
Pellegrino is 36 years of age and played with pomp and granduer for Spanish club Valencia. He has been the youth team coach of Valencia and had played under Rafael Benitez when the Spaniard was the coach of Valencia from 2002 to 2004.
“Pellegrino has a winning mentality. He won the Intercontinental Cup before going to Spain with Barcelona and Valencia. He’ll also carry out specialist training sessions. He can also work specifically with the defence, and also the reserves. He has a lot of passion. When I asked him to come he was very pleased, but first he wanted to find out if there was a school where his three children could play good football. He is a football man.”
Liverpool are also anticipated to make major changes to their squad this summer so as to make it more competitive next season.