Manchester United staff profiles

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MANAGER

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Nationality: Norwegian

Legendary player for the club, scoring 91 goals in 235 games - including winner in 1999 Champions League final. Brought in on loan from Molde as caretaker manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Position was made permanent at the end of March.

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

John Murtough

Nationality: English

Joined in November 2013, having been Head of Elite Performance at Premier League. Previously in charge of the Academy at Everton. Role similar to that of a Sporting Director.

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

Mike Phelan

Nationality: English

Played at United under Sir Alex Ferguson and then worked for him for 12 years during the most successful period in the club's history. Was the Scot's first-team coach from 2001 and then assistant from 2008 to 2013. Initially brought in on an interim basis from Central Coast Mariners, before his role was made permanent in May 2019.

ASSISTANT

Mark Dempsey

Nationality: English

Made two appearances as a player for United under Ron Atkinson. Assisted Solskjaer at Cardiff City in 2014 and then at Molde. Has managerial experience himself, with Haugesund, Djurgarden, Start and Kongsvinger.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Michael Carrick

Nationality: English

Retired at the end of the season after 12 years as a United player. Won five Premier League titles and the Champions League. Holds the Uefa Pro Licence and Mourinho sees him as an important link with the players.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Kieran McKenna

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Appointed at the end of 2017/18 after Mourinho reshuffled his backroom team following the exit of Rui Faria. Joined from Spurs in August 2016 to coach the U18s and has built a good reputation.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Emilio Alvarez

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed in July 2016, mainly because of his close relationship with United keeper David de Gea. Helped bring through the Spain international from the age of 18 at Atletico Madrid.

MEDICAL & SPORTS SCIENCE

HEAD OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Richard Hawkins

Nationality: English

Joined United in 2008, having been Head of Sports Science at the Football Association and West Brom. In charge of United's physiology testing lab.

HEAD OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE

Steve McNally

Nationality: English

Was medic at Liverpool's Academy for eight years before joining United in July 2006. Publicly praised for his work by Sir Alex Ferguson on many occasions.

SENIOR SPORTS SCIENTIST

David Kelly

Nationality: English

At Barnsley and Darlington before joining United in 2010. Monitors training loads using tools such as GPS.

HEAD PHYSIO

Richard Merron

Nationality: English

Stepped up from Academy to swap places with Neil Hough, who had held the position since 2014.

PHYSIO

Jonny Picot

Nationality: English

Stepped up from Academy to first team with Richard Merron at the start of the 2017/18 season.

PHYSIO

John Davin

Nationality: English

A one-club man, having been at United for more than 20 years.

SPORTS SCIENCE & FITNESS

Paolo Gaudino

Nationality: Italian

Studied for a PhD at Liverpool John Moore's University before getting a job at United in July 2012. Praised by Matteo Darmian for helping him settle into the club.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Rod Thornley

Nationality: English

Brother of Ben, the former United winger. With United since 2000.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

Garry Armer

Nationality: English

At United since July 2002, having previously held the same role at arch rivals Liverpool.

FITNESS COACH

Charlie Owen

Nationality: English

Promoted from Academy to first team in March 2019 following exits of Gary Walker and Robin Thorpe. Had been working with U18s since start of 2017/18.

ANALYSTS

HEAD OF FIRST TEAM ANALYSIS

Paul Brand

Nationality: Scottish

Background is in stats and coding: a major growth area in professional football. Was with Blackburn Rovers before joining United in 2013.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Luke Lazenby

Nationality: English

Promoted from U18s to first team in December 2018. Joined United from Brentford in March 2016.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Tom Green

Nationality: English

At Derby County for more than three years, latterly as opposition analyst, before joining in December 2017.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Adam Warburton

Nationality: English

Joined from Wigan in September 2016 as Man Utd revamped their analytics department.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Rob Page

Nationality: English

Appointed in February 2018. Previous experience with Blackburn and Bournemouth.

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