Manchester United ‘want’ key Liverpool figure for football director role

Manchester United are considering a transfer for former Liverpool coach Andy O’Boyle as they search for a deputy football director, the organization reports.

That is according to the Daily Mail, who say the Manchester Club are looking for someone to assist director John Murtough, as they believe he “needs help with the scale of the task”.

O’Boyle, currently head of elite performance in the Premier League, is said to be one of the candidates to be considered for the role.

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He spent more than five years at Liverpool between 2011 and 2017 as a first-team fitness coach, but previously held positions within sports science and performance. O’Boyle had a brief stint at United as an academy coach in 2006, but his wealth of experience has reportedly attracted the attention of the recruitment agency used by the club.

Before moving to Anfield, he spent time at Wrexham as a first-team fitness coach and over three years at Coventry as head of sports science. He has also worked with England’s U21s as a physical performance coach.

Liverpool’s rivals are undergoing massive changes off the pitch to return the club to its ‘former glory’ and Murtough was promoted to their first football director in March last year. At the forefront of their rebuilding is the appointment of a new first team manager.

Ralf Rangnick is currently serving as an interim for the remainder of the season, but the search continues with reports claiming Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are the prime candidates.

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