Portsmouth name Sean O’Driscoll as academy’s new head of coaching and learning

Pompey have appointed Sean O’Driscoll as head of coaching and learning for the club’s academy.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 12:49 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 12:51 pm
Sean O'Driscoll

The former Bournemouth, Doncaster, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Walsall boss will officially take up the post at the start of April. O’Driscoll also had a spell in charge of England’s under-19 side and was assistant manager at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers. The 61-year-old former Republic of Ireland international joins several other new academy arrivals at Fratton Park in recent weeks.

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