Paul McGuinness appointed coach developer by FA

McGuinness had been at United for 23 years

McGuinness had been at United for 23 years

FORMER Manchester United Under-18 coach Paul McGuinness has been appointed National Coach Developer by the Football Association.

McGuinness, the son of former Old Trafford manager Wilf, resigned last February following 23 years with the club. During his time at United, 86 players progressed from the Academy to first team.

There will be three main elements to his new job. The first is helping run FA courses including the Pro Licence, A Licence and Advanced Youth Award.

The second will be supporting and mentoring coaches after they have completed a course, and the third will be projects, such as interviewing top players and coaches to share their craft knowledge.

McGuinness told TGG: “I’ve enjoyed my time out of the game, but this was the right job after United. I’ve always had a passion for coaching and this will reignite the fire.”

McGuinness was replaced at United by Kieran McKenna, who joined from Tottenham last August.

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