MANCHESTER UNITED have hired former Liverpool fitness coach Andy O’Boyle as assistant director of football.
The Red Devils are in the midst of a major dugout and boardroom reorganization following their miserable 2021-22 season.
And United have re-signed O’Boyle – who worked at the academy 16 years ago – to work as John Murtough’s No2.
O’Boyle worked with youngsters such as Marcus Rashford during his early stint at the club and later worked as a fitness coach under Jurgen Klopp at fierce rivals Liverpool.
The lifelong United fan has also played for England Under-21s, Coventry and Wrexham and is working on his Uefa Pro license.
A statement from Man Utd read: “Andy O’Boyle has been appointed assistant director of football at Manchester United, further strengthening leadership across the club’s football department.
“O’Boyle will leave his current position as Head of Elite Performance in the Premier League to join United this summer.
“He will support John Murtough, Football Director, in driving the club’s football strategy across the first team, academy and women’s team.
“The appointment marks a return to Carrington for O’Boyle 16 years after serving as a coach at our academy and working with young players like Marcus Rashford.”
Commenting on the appointment, director of football Murtough said: “We are delighted to welcome Andy back to Manchester United to take on this important role in running the club.
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“Andy has experience in all technical aspects of football, from fitness and sports science to scouting and recruitment.
“This will make him a valuable addition to my team at Carrington as we continue to strengthen leadership and strategic planning across all our football activities.”
O’Boyle himself said: “I am delighted to be returning to Manchester United at such an exciting time for the club as the first team prepares for a fresh start under Erik ten Hag and the academy and women’s teams continue to grow in strength.
“While it has been a privilege to serve in the Premier League for the last five years, I can’t wait to join United and play my part in creating the right environment for football success.”
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