Manchester United have completed the hire of Andy O’Boyle as deputy football director.

O’Boyle will work across various departments to support director of football John Murtough.

The club announced the move, with O’Boyle leaving a post at the Premier League, where he worked as ‘head of elite performance’.

The Telegraph report O’Boyle’s hire will free up Murtough to become more involved on the recruitment side, to work on player incomings and outgoings.

The report stated: “Murtough’s remit has extended far and wide to include infrastructure, facilities, staffing and the women’s team.”

The appointment “is expected to free up around two-thirds of Murtough’s week by removing much of the day to day bureaucracy that at present comes across his desk and allow him to narrow his focus on the first team and recruitment.”  

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O’Boyle will play a key support role, at the club where he began his career as a coach in 2006 with young talents. The club website report Marcus Rashford was one of those who he worked with.

He then went on to take up positions with Wrexham, Coventry, and then Liverpool, before his more recent role with the Premier League.

O’Boyle hired as deputy football director

Murtough explained: “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.”

O’Boyle added: “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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