Manchester United Under-23 assistant coach Neil Ryan will leave the club at the end of the season to take up a role with the Football Association, a report on The Athletic has revealed.
Ryan, 47, has worked with Manchester United’s academy for 19 years but has now decided to take up a new challenge.
Nick Cox, head of academy, said: “Neil has contributed massively to this football club throughout his time here. His tireless efforts and commitment to the role have been vitally important to the academy.
“Just like his father, Neil has developed a huge number of young players over the years, consistently supporting academy graduates in reaching their potential. The Ryan family will always have an amazing association with Manchester United.
“As Neil prepares for his exciting new role with the English Football Association, this is yet another example of the progress that coaches, as well as players, can make within our youth development system.
“The whole of the academy thanks Neil for his service over the last nineteen years and wishes him the very best of luck in his new position.”