Darren Fletcher handed new role by Man Utd as football director also brought in

Darren Fletcher has been tasked with delivering technical advice across all aspects of the football department after being named as the new Technical Director at Manchester United.

The Premier League and Champions League winning midfielder, who was on the books at the club between 1995 and 2013, will be working alongside new Football Director John Murtough.

The club have announced that Fletcher will work closely with John for technical input and direction into football and performance areas, and focus on a long-term approach to player development.

The former Scotland midfielder, who rejoined United as a coach back in January will also align his role with club values, having made over 340 appearances for United and winning 10 major trophies.

Fletcher said: “It is great to be back with the club and I am delighted to be taking on this new role.

“We are moving in the right direction and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Ole and his coaching team, and now with John as the Football Director, to help bring young players through and further develop the football side of the club.

“It’s fantastic to see that all the staff here are driving Manchester United forward towards a new era of success.”

With Woodward adding: “Darren’s stellar achievements as a player and his own journey from Academy to Premier League and Champions League winner means he naturally commands respect and understands this vital part of the club’s DNA.

“In this new role, the first in our history, he will deliver technical advice across all aspects of the football department as well as contributing to the communication and delivery of our football philosophy across all areas of the club.

“I am delighted that John and Darren have accepted these roles and I look forward to the contribution they will make, together with Ole and the rest of the staff, as we build toward future success.”

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  • Working alongside Fletcher, Murtough has been tasked with ensuring that the first team has the ‘best-in-class operational support’ in a bid to get them back on top in both the Premier League and in Europe.

    He has said: “This is such an exciting time for everyone at Manchester United with the first team, Academy and Women’s team all performing strongly, and plenty of development still to come.

    “It’s a privilege to be part of that process, and an honour to lead Manchester United’s football department, working alongside Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], Casey [Stoney] and so many other truly outstanding staff all dedicated to delivering success to this club.”

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