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Former Irish rugby team doctor emerges as leading target for top role at Liverpool

Former Ireland team doctor Gary O'Driscoll has been working with Arsenal FC for 11 years. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Former Ireland team doctor Gary O'Driscoll has been working with Arsenal FC for 11 years. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former Irish rugby team doctor Gary O'Driscoll is reportedly the top target for Liverpool as they look to replace their outgoing head of medical services.

O'Driscoll, who has been the head of sports medicine at Arsenal since 2009, previously served as the team doctor for the Irish team between 2003 and 2009. As well as that, he also went on two Lions tours, in 2005 and 2009.

Liverpool are looking for a new doctor to head up their medical department with Andrew Massey set to take up a role with FIFA in March. The Daily Mail is reporting that O'Driscoll, cousin of Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll, has emerged as the leading candidate for the role.

O'Driscoll was one of the few members of staff who remained after the departure of Arsene Wenger in 2018. The long-serving French manager was replaced by Unai Emery that summer, but the Spaniard was sacked this season after a run of poor results.

Former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta was appointed as his replacement.

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