Incoming United Soccer Leagues First Division club Tampa Bay Rowdies have appointed former Newcastle United winger Paul Dalglish as their coach.
"This sport is my obsession," said Dalglish. "I've lived and breathed it in the morning and at night. If I'm driving and I see two kids playing, I'll stop. I'm excited about this because it's like having a blank canvas. It will involve a lot of hours, but I think the sense of gratification will be bigger because of it."
"I grew up in the corridors of one of the sport's most steepest traditions in Liverpool," he added.
"I grew up the son of one of the best players and managers of one of the best clubs. I know how to respect tradition. I know there's a buzz here because of the tradition the Rowdies have."