Premier League creates 'homegrown players' role

The Premier League has created a new position of Elite Performance Manager to ‘support their mission of developing more and better homegrown players’.

The new role, which is currently being advertised, will report to Andy O’Boyle, the new Head of Elite Performance. O'Boyle, the former Liverpool first-team fitness coach, succeeded James Bunce in April.

Previously, there was a Head of Sports Science who reported to the Head of Elite Performance. This new position will focus primarily on developing homegrown players.

“The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and assisting on several new and current projects that aim to aid and inform player recruitment, development and transition through the performance pathway,” the job ad states.

Ongoing projects are "supporting the delivery of various ongoing projects such as National Fitness Testing, Growth and Maturation and Injury Surveillance projects".

The successful candidate will also “lead on the design and implementation of a technical analysis and benchmarking project for Premier League 2 and the other suite of competitions” and “contribute and deliver on current coaching projects such as the Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme and the Elite Head of Coaching project.”

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