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Ex-Liverpool coach O'Boyle in frame for top level Man Utd job

Former Liverpool coach Andy O'Boyle is being linked with Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says O'Boyle has emerged as a contender for the deputy director of football role at United.

The Old Trafford club want to appoint someone to assist director John Murtough as they continue to re-shape behind the scenes.

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.

From Ballymena, Northern Ireland, O'Boyle had a brief spell at United's academy working with nine and 10-year-olds back in 2006 prior to working with Wrexham's first-team then went on to become head of sports science at Coventry City before joining Liverpool in 2011 where he graduated to first-team fitness coach and worked with England's U21s.

United believe Murtough needs help with the scale of the task required to meet demands of returning the club to its former glory.

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