Zenden hoping for place on Liverpool bench

Zenden hoping for place on Liverpool bench

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Former Chelsea winger Bolo Zenden is hoping to secure a place on Liverpool’s management team, according to the Daily Express. 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is seeking to rebuild his backroom staff after what was a disappointing season in 2014/15, and Zenden, who played for Chelsea between 2001 and 2004, is reportedly hoping to be a part of the Northern Irishman’s plans.

Zenden, 38, left Chelsea to go out on loan to Middelsbrough shortly after the Roman Abramovich takeover and joined the Teesiders permanently the following year. He helped the club win its first ever trophy, the League Cup in 2004, when current Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren was in charge. He joined Liverpool in 2005, and came back to haunt Chelsea when he played in the Champions League semi-final of 2007 when the Reds knocked out the Blues for the second time in three seasons. Zenden scored a penalty during the shoot-out that decided the fateful tie.

He returned to Stamford Bridge for a brief spell as Rafael Benitez’ Assistant Coach when the Spaniard was Chelsea’s Interim Manager for two-thirds of the 2012/13 season. He is currently the assistant at PSV Eindhoven, and has told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf:

“I keep all my options open for the new season. I have always enjoyed myself in the Premier League.”