Frank McParland

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Frank McParland is a Liverpool-born football coach, who is the currently Sporting Director of Brentford F.C.[1]

McParland was Liverpool F.C.'s chief scout from 2003 to 2007,[1] latterly undertaking team-analysis on Champions League opponents.[2] He then became general manager at Bolton Wanderers F.C., and then chief scout at Watford F.C.[1]

He returned to Liverpool in summer 2009, asked by then manager Rafael Benitez to headed up the club's continental-style Academy, scouting and developing both local, British and continental-sourced youngsters.[2][3] He remained in that position until November 2013, when he was sacked.

McParland was then appointed Sporting Director of Brentford.[4] He was suspended from that position in February 2015, pending departure in summer 2015.[1]