Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler to be named new Brisbane Roar boss - sources

Robbie Fowler will be appointed as the new manager of A-League side Brisbane Roar, sources close to the former Liverpool and England striker have told ESPN FC.

Fowler is expected to be presented on Tuesday, ahead of Brisbane's final game of the A-League season at home to Adelaide United on Thursday.

The appointment ends a long search by the Roar for a replacement for John Aloisi, who resigned in December, with Fowler set to begin work in June.

The 44-year-old, who played for both North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory and had a spell as player-coach of Thai side Muangthong United, is tasked with reviving a side that has struggled badly in recent months.

Fowler, who made his Liverpool debut at the age of 18 in 1993, went on to score 183 goals in 369 games during two successful spells with the club.

He also played for Leeds, Manchester City, Cardiff and Blackburn before moving to the A-League in 2009.