Manchester United on Tuesday, 31st May, 2022 announced that they have appointed Andy O’Boyle as assistant director of football for the club as part of the current restructuring process. He is going to provide support to United’s football Director, John Murtough.
John Murtough made this known during a press briefing:
“We are delighted to welcome Andy [O’Boyle] 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.”
In accepting his new appointment, this is what Andy said:
“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 Manchester United and play my part in creating the right environment for football success.”
He will leave his current role as Head of Elite Performance at the Premier League to join United this summer.
Andrew O’Boyle, the Irish, is a lifelong Manchester United fan who previously worked for the club for 16 years ago as the Academy coach. He helped to develop Marcus Rashford. He has worked with Coventry City, Liverpool as a conditioning coach and England Under 21s before joining the Premier League as their head of elite performance.
United believe his experience and knowledge of modern football will help them to reposition the club at a better place. The football structure of the club has been heavily criticized, and it has been highlighted as one of the major weaknesses in the club’s inability to climb up the ladder.
The appointment of new manager, Erik Ten Hag, has quickly brought a new vibe in the club, and even though the qualities of Ten Hag are obvious for everyone to see, he cannot succeed without a better football structure.
This is how the club’s new structure looks like
Chief Executive Officer – Richard Arnold
Director of football – John Murtough
Deputy Director Of football – Andy O’Boyle
Technical Director – Darren Fletcher
Head Coach – Erik Ten Hag
With this current structure, the club is seen to be on the right path to succeed. Do you want to know why he is appointed, check it HERE.