Konopinski appointed Head of Medical by Rangers
Written by Simon Austin — January 14, 2020
MATT KONOPINSKI has been appointed Head of Medical by Rangers after 16 months at the Football Association.
In September, TGG revealed that Konopinski was set to be reunited with Gers manager Steven Gerrard and Head of Performance Jordan Milson, with whom he worked during a decade at Liverpool.
Konopinski joined the Anfield outfit from Barnsley in 2008 and initially worked with their Academy before being promoted to first-team physio a few months later. In November 2017, he replaced Andy Renshaw as Head Physio at Anfield.
In September 2017, he left the Reds to join the FA, where he worked as a physio for the England U18, U19 and U21 teams. At Rangers, he will work with long-standing first-team physio Steve Walker and his appointment increases the already heavy Liverpool influence at the Glasgow club.
As well as Gerrard and Milsom, Gary McAllister (ex Liverpool first team coach) is assistant manager; Michael Beale (foundation phase lead at Liverpool) is first-team coach; and Tom Culshaw, (who assisted Gerrard with Liverpool’s U18s) is Technical Coach.
Rangers Sporting Director Ross Wilson said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matt to Rangers. We already have some excellent people here and the ability to grow and reinforce that support around our teams during the winter break is a further boost to the quality of our football operation.
“We interviewed Matt in November and it was clear that not only would he be a great addition to our group from a medical perspective but he is also a strong personality-fit to the existing staff and the ethos that we are developing going forward.
“We are one club and as we join up our ways of working across all squads Matt will cast his experience and expertise over both the first team and the academy squads.”