Manchester United have appointed Andy O’Boyle, previously head of elite performance in the Premier League.
Manchester United continue rebuild by appointing Andy O’Boyle (Reuters Photo)
- Manchester United appoint O’Boyle as deputy director of football
- O’Boyle’s appointment is the latest step in a shake-up of United’s operations
- United have just endured a torrid campaign in PL campaign
Manchester United have appointed Andy O’Boyle as the Premier League club’s Deputy Football Director, further strengthening the leadership of the club’s football department.
The appointment marks a return to Carrington for O’Boyle, 16 years after he served as a coach in our Academy, working with young players including Marcus Rashford.
United have just endured a torrid campaign in which they finished sixth with 58 points — their lowest in the Premier League era — and failed to win any silverware.
“We are delighted to welcome Andy back to Manchester United to take up this important role in the club’s leadership,” Murtough said.
“Andy has experience across all technical areas of football, from fitness and sports science to scouting and recruitment.”
He has had coaching stints with Liverpool and England’s Under-21s as well as lower-league sides Coventry City and Wrexham.
“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 (new manager) Erik ten Hag, and the Academy and women’s teams go from strength to strength,” O’Boyle said.
A lifelong United fan, O’Boyle played as a youngster in a Manchester United Centre of Excellence in his native Northern Ireland before switching focus to coaching and sports science.
Before the Premier League, he held roles at Liverpool FC, England Under-21s, Coventry City and Wrexham FC.
O’Boyle’s appointment is the latest step in a shake-up of United’s operations, with Matt Judge resigning as director of football negotiations, while Richard Arnold was named CEO in January.