Who is Fabian Otte? Arne Slot confirms new appointment to Liverpool backroom team

Fabian Otte will join Liverpool as the club's new goalkeeping coach
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Arne Slot has confirmed three appointments to his backroom team at Liverpool, including a new face for the former Feyenoord boss.

The Dutchman confirmed the additions to his staff during his first interview as the Reds’ new head coach. Joining him from his time in Rotterdam will be assistant Sipke Hulshoff and performance coach Ruben Peeters.

Slot also confirmed the appointment of new goalkeeping coach Fabian Otte. The pair have never worked together, with Otte being chosen as the preferred candidate to replace John Achterberg by FSG.

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Otte will arrive later in the summer, having been recommended by former England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as well as current Switzerland number one Yann Sommer. has taken a closer look at his career so far…

Otte previously played as an amateur for SC Preussen Muenster 06 in Germany’s 3. Liga before heading to the United States. He graduated from North Carolina State with a B.S. in sport management in 2013, during which time he also played for the college’s soccer team.

He also studied international marketing at Newcastle University in the UK before going on to complete a PhD in skill acquisition training and coaching science at the German Sport University Cologne.

Away from his academic achievements, Otte has worked as a professional goalkeeping coach for seven years. He started out coaching at the Ole Football Academy in Wellington, New Zealand, before taking on a role with the country’s women’s national team.

From there, he spent two years working with Hoffenheim II – the German club’s U23 team - before a year as assistant goalkeeping coach at Burnley, who he joined in 2020.

He joined Borussia Monchengladbach in 2021, and combined his role there with his job with the USMNT, who he joined last September. It was announced in January that Otte would be leaving the Bundesliga side at the end of the 2023/24 season in order to work full-time as head of goalkeeping for the US Soccer Federation.

The 33-year-old will now join up with Liverpool and Slot following the USA’s participation at this summer’s Copa America. The tournament gets underway on Thursday, with the final taking place on July 14.