Liam Rosenior has joined Phillip Cocu’s backroom staff at Derby County.
The 35-year-old has been appointed as Specialist First Team Coach and completed the formalities of his switch to the Rams at their training camp in Florida.
He joins Assistant Manager Chris van der Weerden, Specialist First Team Coach Twan Scheepers and Head Goalkeeping Coach Shay Given in forming Cocu’s backroom staff.
Rosenior’s position on the first-team staff will, as well as working with players on the training ground with a particular emphasis on individual development of emerging young talent, see him play a prominent role in pre-match opposition analysis with the scouting and analysis departments.
He will also be well-placed to provide advice and guidance from his own playing career, the vast majority of which was played in the Premier League and Championship, to help manage the extensive number and scheduling challenges presented across the campaign.
Rosenior joins Derby from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, where he held the position of Assistant Coach for the Seagulls’ Under-23 side and is already accustomed to coaching and developing young prospects.
He ended his 17-year playing career last summer to move into coaching, as well as impressing as a pundit for Sky Sports as part of their EFL coverage and on their talk show, The Debate.
Rosenior, the son of former footballer and manager Leroy Rosenior, made over 400 appearances in his playing career as a full-back.
He represented Bristol City, Fulham, Torquay United, Reading, Ipswich Town, Hull City and Brighton prior to hanging up his boots, as well as representing England at youth international level.