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Liverpool sack assistant manager Colin Pascoe - sources

The fall-out from Liverpool's end-of-season review is already being felt with assistant manager Colin Pascoe set to leave the club, sources confirmed to ESPN FC.

The reported departure of the Welshman, who had 12 months remaining on his contract, is a direct result of the outcome of talks between Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon, sources said.

Rodgers was close to Pascoe, whom he brought with him from Swansea in June 2012, however he has fallen victim to the "comprehensive plan for improvement" agreed after Tuesday's meeting.

The overhaul of backroom staff had already begun with first-team coach Mike Marsh's contract not being renewed.

In the wake of the news of Marsh's departure earlier in the day speculation had begun over who will replace him.

Former players Sami Hyypia, the ex-Bayer Leverkusen and Brighton manager, and Bolo Zenden, who served as interim assistant manager to Rafa Benitez at Chelsea in 2012-13 season, were two early names suggested, and after Pascoe's exit the list will grow.

Recently retired defender Jamie Carragher had been tipped to move into coaching when he quit two years before deciding to become a television pundit while departing captain Steven Gerrard -- who has been offered a role at the club when he returns from the United States -- is taking his coaching badges but has an 18-month playing contract with :A Galaxy to fulfil first.

Colin Pascoe will not return to Liverpool next season.

Another name already mentioned is that of Pako Ayestaran, who worked as Benitez's assistant for the first three years of his reign at Anfield -- which took in their 2005 Champions League victory -- who has just left Maccabi Tel Aviv after guiding them to an unprecedented treble in the Israeli League.

The club could, of course, recruit from within but one of the criticisms aimed at Rodgers during his difficult run of results last season was that there was a lack of experienced personnel in his backroom staff.

Planning for next season continues on the pitch with the club continuing to scour the market for summer bargains with Bolton's out-of-contract goalkeeper Adam Bogdan set to join, sources said.

Liverpool have also announced a freeze on matchday tickets for next season, having already made a 10 percent reduction for junior season tickets and kept all adult general admission season tickets the same price.

"We have worked in collaboration with the ticketing working group as we look at practical initiatives to increase accessibility and affordability of tickets at Anfield," said chief executive Ian Ayre.

"We now have an opportunity, with the Main Stand expansion providing increased capacity for the 2016-17 season, to explore further ticketing initiatives with the group."

ESPN FC's Mike Whalley contributed to this report.


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