Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Andy O’Boyle as the club’s assistant director of football, where he will work alongside John Murtough.
United have undergone a major reshuffle at the top to usher in a successful new chapter. Erik ten Hag in particular has become the new coach after the departure of Ralf Rangnick.
Above him, however, Richard Arnold recently stepped into the CEO role after Ed Woodward’s departure.
Additionally, in March, Murtough became director of football, leaving his role as Man Utdis Head of Football Development.
However, reports later in March claimed United felt Murtough needed a deputy to help with the club’s strategy.
The Red Devils then brought O’Boyle to Old Trafford. He has given up his Premier League role as Head of Elite Performance to return to United.
In fact, he worked as a fitness coach at Old Trafford in 2006, helping players like Marcus Rashford.
O’Boyle told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be returning to Manchester United at such an exciting time for the club as the first team prepare for a fresh start under Erik ten Hag and the academy and women’s teams lose strength to 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.”
Murtough added that O’Boyle will be a “valuable addition to my team.” He said the new signing will strengthen “leadership and strategic planning” across all areas of the club.
What will Andy O’Boyle bring to Man Utd?
O’Boyle also worked as a fitness coach at Liverpool. However, he has experience in all facets of the technical areas of football.
In his most recent role in the Premier League, he advised clubs on talent identification and recruitment.
He also helped top teams with sports science, performance analysis and team psychology.
But O’Boyle has also gained experience on the training ground with Liverpool, United and England Under-21s.
New Man Utd chapter is taking shape
United hope the arrival of O’Boyle will further solidify their new foundations going forward.
Ten Hag oversees progress on the pitch at the club, but without a functioning team above him, he won’t get far.
The Red Devils hope Murtough, O’Boyle, Arnold and technical director Darren Fletcher can all work together in harmony.
United face a daunting task to turn their situation around in the coming seasons. Nevertheless, with the foundations laid now, the club can look forward to the upcoming summer transfer window.
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