Following the departure of Frank McParland in April, it was only a matter of time before Liverpool's academy restructuring saw a new director installed. Today the club have gone the obvious route and made the promotion of former Tottenham youth coach Alex Inglethorpe official.
Inglethorpe arrived shortly after Brendan Rodgers, taking charge of the U21 team in November of 2012, and has since impressed. He now takes charge of running the entire academy, though his influence had already been seen in the signings of released Tottenham youth players Kevin Stewart and Lawrence Vigouroux this summer.
"This new structure will help us to build on the success we have achieved so far," read a prepared statement from Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre. "Not only will we continue to produce outstanding players who uphold the club's values, we will ensure they have the best environment and work with best-in-class coaches and support staff."
Michael Beale, who previously worked with the U15 and U16 sides after arriving from Chelsea, now takes over Inglethorpe's position with the U21 side. Pepijn Lijnders has been brought in from FC Porto to take over the U16s.