Manchester United considering move for former Liverpool coach

Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for former Liverpool coach Andy O’Boyle for the role of deputy director of football, according to Daily Mail.

The Red Devils want to appoint someone to assist director John Murtough and have identified O’Boyle for the role.

O’Boyle is currently head of elite performance with the Premier League where he helps formulate programmes and initiatives to enhance performance management for things such as fitness testing across the league.

While his background is steeped in sports science, O’Boyle’s general and varied experience is understood to have stood him in good stead with the recruitment agency used by United as they assess contenders.

O’Boyle spent over five years at Liverpool between 2011 and 2017 working as a fitness coach with the first team.

Prior to his move to Anfield, he spent time at Wrexham as a first team fitness coach and over three years at Coventry as their head of sports science. He’s also worked with England’s U21s as a physical performance coach.

O’Boyle also had a brief spell at Manchester United’s academy working with nine and 10-year-olds back in 2006.