Ablett funeral to take place

Ablett funeral to take place

Published Jan. 17, 2012 7:15 a.m. ET

Ablett lost his 16-month battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on New Year's Day at the age of 46.

His funeral will take place at 1200 GMT at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

Ablett was at Anfield between 1983 and 1992, having progressed from being a Reds apprentice, before making the short move across Stanley Park to Everton.

He made 156 appearances for the Toffees, becoming the only player to win the FA Cup with both Merseyside teams when they beat Manchester United in 1995.


Ablett went on to play for Birmingham, Wycombe, Blackpool and American club Long Island Rough Riders before moving into coaching.

He began in Everton's youth set-up before becoming Liverpool Reserves manager and winning the Premier Reserve League North and the national title in 2008.

Ablett left a year later and was appointed Stockport manager but left after one season - during which they were in administration - and took up a coaching position at Ipswich in the summer of 2010 only to fall ill shortly afterwards.