Manchester United have announced the appointment of Andy O'Boyle as their new deputy director of football.
O'Boyle is set to leave his role as the Premier League's head of elite performance to make the move to Old Trafford this summer.
The former Liverpool coach will provide support to director of football John Murtough in in player recruitment for the men's, women's and youth section, while also making sure that the club's current players have access to the best possible structures to aid their development.
A lifelong Man Utd fan, O'Boyle was previously an academy coach at the club, working with young players such as Marcus Rashford.
He told United's official website: “I am thrilled to be rejoining 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 go from strength to strength.
“Whilst it has been a privilege to serve the Premier League for the past five years, I can’t wait to get started at United and play my part in creating the right environment for football success.”
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Murtough added: "Andy has experience across all technical areas 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 has been working towards his UEFA Pro Licence and is also studying for a doctorate in sports science, in which he already holds a Masters degree.