McMahon celebrates Liverpool move

08 June 2009 10:32
John McMahon has hailed his time at Shrewsbury and Tranmere as major stepping stones to landing the job as reserve-team coach at Liverpool. McMahon has been at Shrewsbury since 2006, working as an assistant manager to both Gary Peters and Paul Simpson. "I've worked with youth players right up to first-teamers, and I think I've proved myself at both clubs," he told BBC Radio Shropshire. "I've been loyal. I had eight years at Tranmere and three at Shrewsbury." McMahon, who is the younger brother of former Anfield midfielder Steve, was on Everton's books as a youngster. He played for a number of non-League clubs before turning to coaching, firstly in the youth set-up at Tranmere. On two occasions he took on the caretaker-manager's role at the club. He helped guide Shrewsbury to two Wembley play-off finals during his time at the club. "It's not often a club like Liverpool comes calling, so it's a fantastic opportunity for me, a job I couldn't refuse" he added. "I'm sorry to leave Shrewsbury, as it's a progressive club with good people going in the right direction, but moving to Liverpool is something I can't wait to get my teeth into." "To work with a manager of the quality of Rafa Benitez and an assistantmanager like Sammy Lee is brilliant."

Source: BBC_Sport