Man Utd hire ex-Liverpool fitness guru to create "right environment for success"

Manchester United have turned to a former Liverpool coach in a bid to boost their football operations.

United have appointed Andy O'Boyle as the club's first deputy football director at Old Trafford. The Northern Irishman spent over six seasons working at Anfield and was one of Jurgen Klopp's leading fitness coaches between 2015 and 2017.

O'Boyle has left his role as the head of elite performance at the Premier League to work under United football director John Murtough. And the move comes less than 48 hours after United confirmed former interim boss Ralf Rangnick was leaving and would not be taking up a consultancy role.

O'Boyle, who has also worked with England U21s, spent time coaching in the United academy and has rejoined the club after a 16-year absence. He 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 United and play my part in creating the right environment for football success."

Murtough said: "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."

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