David Moyes’ Manchester United reshuffle is set to continue, as he looks to add new faces to his backroom staff.
Upon taking over this summer, Moyes cleared out a number of Sir Alex’s team bringing in his own faces. Whilst Rene Meulensteen, Eric Steele and Mike Phelan were all shown the door, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden all came in.
Now David Moyes is looking to bring in more faces including one of Chelsea’s chief European scouts.
Late last week, Moyes was said to have brought in John Murtough, the former Premier League head of development. Having worked at Fulham as well with Moyes at Everton where he helped discover the likes of Wayne Rooney, Jack Rodwell and Ross Barkley, Murtough will take up a newly created role at Old Trafford.
And this week will likely see the appointment of two new faces in the scouting department as he looks ensure all bases are covered when he delves into the transfer market.
Everton’s former chief scout Robbie Cooke and Chelsea’s European scout Mick Doherty, who worked with Moyes at Everton, are both set to join United to bolster the ranks and increase United’s scope.
Cooke was thought to be on his way to Old Trafford this summer, with various papers reporting that a deal to take him to Old Trafford had been completed, but will only be joining now.
Doherty worked with Moyes at Everton until August 2011 when Chelsea took him to Stamford Bridge. Doherty is known for unearthing gems, and is credited with taking rightback Seamus Coleman to Goodison Park for £60k.
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