Michael Beale is set to leave his post as Liverpool U23s coach to take up a coaching post in Brazil.

According to Paul Joyce, respected journo for the Times Merseyside, Michael Beale will join Sao Paulo manager Rogerio Ceni as his assistant manager. Ceni is reported by Globo Esporte to have made contact with Beale in September and was seen watching the 4-0 victory over Capivariano on Sunday alongside Ceni.

Expectations are that a deal will be officially announced next week and that Beale will leave his post effective immediately. Beale, as reported by Paul Joyce, is said to be uninformed as far as the nature of his job is concerned but that reports in Brazil indicate he will become Ceni’s right-hand man.

Footy Latest report that Beale has been learning Portuguese in a bid to make his transition to life in Brazil as smooth as possible. There have been no indications yet about who will take over as manager for the Liverpool U23s but Jurgen Klopp will have some idea about who can take over.

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Liverpool’s youth have become a higher priority under Jurgen Klopp than has been the case in recent years and with plans to merge the first team and academy training grounds in the future, it’s plain to see how Klopp intends to promote promising youngsters like Ben Woodburn to the first team.

In Liverpool’s recent 2-0 win over Leeds United, the standout performers were Liverpool’s youth stars like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria and the record-breaker Ben Woodburn. Klopp’s faith in his academy graduates reflects the importance he placed on young players in his successful tenure with Borussia Dortmund.

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