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Doug Livermore

Norwich Career: 1970-1975 (139 appearances 6 goals), 1980-1981 (Reserve Team Coach), 1999-2007 (Coach)
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Date of Birth: 27/12/1947
Nationality: English


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 manager.

Livermore is currently working for Base Soccer football agents as a Football Consultant.

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