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Andy O'Boyle Man Utd role wide-ranging


Andy O'Boyle's role as deputy football director at Manchester United is wide ranging.

O'Boyle moves from his role as head of elite performance at the Premier League and returns to United 16 years after he first worked at the club's academy with players like Marcus Rashford. He has also worked as one of Jurgen Klopp's fitness coaches at Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman, who also played at United's centre of excellence as a boy before focusing on coaching and sports science, will work with football director John Murtough as part of the new-set-up at Old Trafford.

His appointment will lessen the burden on Murtough by taking away much of the day-to-day bureaucracy, allowing him to concentrate on first-team recruitment as new manager Erik ten Hag gets to work.

It has been suggested his arrival will free up two-thirds of Murtough's time each week.

His wide-ranging brief at the Premier League included responsibility for advising clubs on talent identification and recruitment, performance analysis, sports science and medicine, psychology and loan management.

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