Manchester United has just announced that Andy O'Boyle has been appointed as the Club's Deputy Football Director.
The Club's Football Director John Murtough says:
“We are delighted to welcome Andy back to Manchester United to take up this important role in the club’s leadership,”
“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.”
Andy O'Boyle says:
"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 MUFC and play my part in creating the right environment for football success."
Andy O'Boyle is reportedly due to complete his UEFA pro coaching licence this summer and is also working towards a doctorate having already achieved a masters in sports science. Murtough wanted a multifaceted candidate comfortable working across a variety of areas.
He will leave his current role as Head of Elite Performance at the Premier League, where he was responsible for advising clubs on talent identification and recruitment, performance analysis, sports science and medicine, psychology and loan management after 5 years in charge to join United this summer.
Before working for the Premier League, he worked for 6 years at Liverpool as Head of Fitness Elite Development and later on as a First Team Fitness Coach. He has also worked in a variety of roles at Wrexham F.C. Coventry City and The English Football Association.
This move is happening in order to assist John Murtough, removing much of the day to day bureaucracy and allowing him to fully commit to helping with United's recruitment .
Welcome to Manchester United, Andy O'Boyle!