Barry Lewtas has been named Liverpool’s new Under-18’s manager. Lewtas has been promoted from the U16’s and replaces Steven Gerrard, who left to join Rangers.
Academy director Alex Inglethorpe said: “We’re delighted Barry has decided to take up this position. He already has a strong relationship with those players who will make the step up to our U18s in 2018-19 thanks to his previous role with the U16s.” Following Lewtas’ move, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has taken the post of Liverpool’s U16s manager.
In January 2017, he was appointed youth coach at Liverpool, effective from February. On 11 April, it was reported that Gerrard would be taking charge of the Liverpool Under-18 side ahead of the 2017–18 season after impressing Jürgen Klopp and Alex Inglethorpe with his work ethic, knowledge and attitude towards academy coaching.
In late April 2018, Gerrard entered talks to become the new manager of Scottish Premiership club Rangers.[ After the incumbent manager Graeme Murty was sacked on 1 May,[ Rangers announced on 4 May that Gerrard would become their new manager from 1 June, ahead of the 2018–19 season, signing a four-year deal.