Man United Appoint New Deputy Football Director Following Rangnick’s Departure

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick before the match.

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Man United have appointed Andy O’Boyle as their deputy football director. The arrival of the former Liverpool man is the latest change to the club’s set-up.

On Sunday, the Red Devils announced Ralf Rangnick will not remain at the club in a consultancy role. The German’s expertise in recruitment could’ve come in handy in the summer rebuild, but he wants to solely focus on being the manager of the Austrian national team.

However, football director John Murtough has wasted no time in adding a new man to his team.

O’Boyle arrives at United from the Premier League, where he worked as head of elite performance. During his five year spell, he was responsible for advising clubs on talent identification and recruitment.

He will now work closely with Murtough, who believes the new addition has “experience across all technical areas of football, from fitness and sports science to scouting and recruitment.”

Before his stint at the Premier League, O’Boyle worked with Jurgen Klopp as a first-team fitness coach at Liverpool. Interestingly, he coached Marcus Rashford during his time as a coach in United’s academy 16 years ago.

Paul Mitchell, who worked alongside Rangnick at RB Leipzig, was also linked with a move to United, but he decided to stay at AS Monaco.