Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler to be named new Brisbane Roar boss

Liverpool Robbie Fowler

Liverpool great Robbie Fowler has been appointed Brisbane Roar head coach on a two-year deal.

Now 44, the former English worldwide striker played two seasons in the A-League - one for North Queensland Fury, one for Perth Glory.

Fowler will also be the highest-profile coach the A-League has ever seen - at least since Pierre Littbarski guided Sydney FC to a grand final victory back in 2006.

Fowler played in the A-League for North Queensland and Perth between 2009 and 2011 and has been working as a coach at Liverpool's academy for the last seven seasons.

It's been the season from hell for Brisbane Roar, so they've turned to the man known as "God" to fix it.

"I am really keen to get started and make a difference", he added.

'I've been in football a long time.

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A star forward during his playing career - the former England worldwide was idolised at Anfield and has scored the most Premier League goals for Liverpool - Fowler also enjoyed two seasons in Australia with the North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.

Former boss John Aloisi resigned from the three-times A-League champions in December and caretaker Darren Davies has proved powerless to lift a team who suffered a 6-1 humiliation at home against the Newcastle Jets last weekend. I'm going to do everything right.

Fowler faces a big challenge to rebuild the once-mighty Roar, who have endured a miserable season and are ninth in the 10-team league with only four wins from 26 games.

The club is now second from bottom of the ten-team Australian league with one game of the season remaining.

Veteran captain Matt McKay has announced he will retire after Thursday's Anzac Day clash with Adelaide at Suncorp Stadium, while Brazilian veteran Henrique will not be part of the playing group next season.

Robbie Fowler had a previous A-League spell as a player with the now defunct North Queensland Fury.

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