St John: Ronnie Moran’s LFC journey is unique

23rd March 2017

Apprentice, player, captain, coach, physio, caretaker manager.

It’s a career arc few in football could possibly match, and for Ronnie Moran it happened at one club. Not just any club either, but the one he cherished, the one he strove to guide to success. The one he served for 49 years.

‘Mr Liverpool’ passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday morning, prompting a huge number of tributes from friends, fans, former teammates and colleagues, ex-players, current players, rival clubs and many more.

Ian St John played alongside Moran as Bill Shankly lifted the Reds from the Second Division to glory in the top flight and laid the foundations for even greater triumphs.

The striker then watched on as the man from Crosby switched to coaching and fulfilled almost every conceivable role behind the scenes, keeping Liverpool’s squad hungry and honest until his retirement in 1998.

“He stayed within the club,” St John recalled of Ronnie’s transition.

“He played with the reserves and then when he was finished he got a job. His first job was looking after the reserves and the kids, with Joe Fagan. He just continued with the club.

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