Jamie Carragher wanted as coach for England youngsters

The 32-year-old Liverpool defender is seen as an ideal candidate to coach youngsters in the England set-up

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The Football Association are targeting Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher as a potential coach for players in the England youth teams

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The Football Association are targeting Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher as a potential coach for England youth teams.

Carragher, who has already passed his Uefa B coaching badge and is working on his A badge, has been approached by the FA to work with England youngsters aged 16 and upwards.

The FA’s director of football development, Trevor Brooking, confirmed they are looking to appoint untested young English coaches to help cultivate domestic football and the national team.

“We will probably bring someone in, in the new year, trying to involve them across the broad part of the organisation, rather than just with the senior team,” said Brooking. “To look at our teams, our structure and sample what being an international manager is all about.

“Players who might be starting to think about doing courses can come in and watch the development teams train, just to see if they can have some input and if they like it or not.”

Carragher has not been available for selection for Liverpool since suffering a dislocated shoulder at Tottenham in October.

Meanwhile, former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has been nominated to take over as the FA’s new chairman. The 67-year-old spent nine years on the board at Eastlands and five as chairman.

The nomination was approved unanimously by the FA board on Wednesday and the FA Council will be asked to endorse the appointment in late January.

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