Doug Livermore returned for a third spell at Carrow Road in June
1999 as assistant to Bruce Rioch since
Bryan Hamilton wouldl be taking a more
active role with the football academy.
Although Doug began his career with Bolton Wanderers, he failed
to make a single appearance. He joined Liverpool in November 1965
and made 16 appearances in their forward line. However the likes
of Callaghan, St John, Yeats and Hunt limited Doug's opportunities
for first team action. He joined Norwich in November 1970 and
converted to a midfield role. He was instrumental in the Norwich
side that won promotion to the old First Division in 1972. He
made 139 appearances, scoring six times, for the Canaries but
injury marred his chances of playing top flight football.
A ten game loan spell with Bournemouth in March 1975 was followed
with a transfer to Cardiff in August 1975 for whom he made 88
league appearances (5 goals). He joined Chester City in October
1977 (71 appearances, 6 goals) before retiring to take up a coaching
role at Cardiff in 1978.
Doug rejoined Norwich City as reserve team coach five years after
he left them as a player to join Cardiff City in August 1975.
From November 1980 to August 1981, Doug combined his role as Norwich
City's Reserve team coach with that of coach to the Welsh National
side that won the Home International Championships in 1980.
He left the Canaries in August 1981 to become coach at Swansea
City before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1984 as coach. Whilst
at White Hart Lane, he has been Coach, Reserve Team Trainer, Assistant
Manager and even caretaker manager for one month in November 1987
following David Pleat's dismissal. Throughout this period he was
active with the Welsh national side. He was Roy Evans' Assistant
Manager at Liverpool, the club for whom he made his league debut.
He also spent time at Notts Forest with Ron Atkinson
Later appointed as Nigel Worthington's Assistant Manager, his
contribution to Norwich's success in 2002 was rewarded in December
2002 when his contract was extended by two years to June 2005
Livermore stepped down from his role as Assistant Manager on
9th February 2007 with Jim Duffy taking
his place as Peter Grant's right hand
man. Livermore said he will take only fond memories with him away
from Carrow Road. Norwich City is a magnificent football
club with great supporters. I've had twelve and a half wonderful
years here - five as a player and the last seven and a half years
as assistant manager. It has been a wonderful experience which
I have enjoyed immensely.
Livermore and Worthington returned to management on 11th April
2007 at Leicester City. Worthington replaces Rob Kelly, whose
14-month tenure of the Foxes was brought to an end following a
3-0 Easter Monday defeat at Plymouth Argyle. Their initial appointment
ran until the end of the 2006/7 season and they helped the Foxes
avoid relegation. However Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric appointed
Milton Keynes Dons' manager Martin Allen as the new substantial
Livermore is currently working for Base Soccer football agents
as a Football Consultant.