Gary McAllister

Where is Gary McAllister now?

Former Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister finished his playing career at Coventry City in 2003.

Joining the club as a player-manager he was in charge of first-team affairs until 2004 before resigning so that he could spend more time with his family.

During his illustrious playing career McAllister won a string of trophies including the old First Division title with Leeds United and the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool.

What was special about his success at Anfield was the fact that all of the cups he won were during the 2000-01 season and he was in the twilight of his career (35-years-old).

Signed by manager Gerard Houllier, he described McAllister as his ‘most inspirational signing’.
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In 2008, after four years out of the game Gary McAllister returned to one of his former clubs, Leeds United as manager replacing Dennis Wise.

Unfortunately he was sacked midway through his second season after a string of poor results.

In 2010, after a short spell at Middlesbrough as first team coach, McAllister was appointed assistant manager at Aston Villa under his former manager at Liverpool Gerard Houllier.

He left the club when Alex McLeish took the reigns in 2011.

In April 2015 McAllister was named the Scottish Football Supporters Association’s first ambassador but was back in football coaching two months later when he was appointed Liverpool’s new first team coach working with Brendan Rodgers.

Unfortunately the role was short-lived, as Rodgers was sacked by the club three months later and Jurgen Klopp was appointed bringing in his own staff.

Upon Klopp’s appointment McAllister was removed from his first team duties and moved into an ambassadorial role for the club.

In June 2018 he made a return to football coaching when he was appointed as former team-mate Steven Gerrard’s assistant manager at Rangers.

Away from coaching he has also worked for BT Sport as one of their pundits and match analysts for their coverage of Scottish football and their Saturday afternoon ‘Score’ programme.

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Gary McAllister: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Leeds United, Liverpool

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