July 13, 1954
Following on the announcement yesterday of the appointment of Phil Taylor as full-time coach to Liverpool F.C., news is released to-day of a second Anfield appointment – that of Bob Paisley as trainer to the Central League side.
Paisley, like Taylor, has been one of Liverpool’s stalwarts throughout all the post-war years, and at the end of last season was placed on the open-to-transfer list at a nominal fee.
Now, after second thoughts, he follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Seddon, who has had charge of the Central League side for the past 15 years. He follows a sound man who has given Liverpool good service. The club will get good service, too, for Paisley, who apart from his football ability, is just the type for behind-the-scenes work, for his cheery personality helps to keep everybody happy and contented.
Paisley was signed by the late George Kay from Bishop Auckland in May, 1939, after he had been in the Bishop’s Amateur Cup-winning side. He made his senior debut for Liverpool soon after the war started, and his wholehearted and determined displays made him a warm favourite with the crowd.
Altogether he had 273 post-war appearances in Football League games and cup-ties, scoring 13 goals.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: July 13, 1954)