Coach Justin Cochrane leaves the England youth set-up to become head of player development

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Still McKenna and Carrick making the first team play jumpers for goalposts then?
 

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Sounds great. We're winning the league in 20 years for sure. Glazers in.
 

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Nice. Good to see us snapping up highly rated coaches. We have some good players for him to get his teeth into.

We are going to need a good youth system to compete with the rate we spend cash.
 

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Fair play to Kajumba, for me he’s the most reliable football journalist in the country.
I don’t see his name often but when I do, it’s normally attached to something reliable. Good sign.
 

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That's very insightful additional information from you, considering Cochrane has only started his managerial career in the latter half of 2019. And Yes, getting world class manager with proven track record of winning titles had done wonder for us in the past. I sure missed the days when proven managers like LvG bored me to death with his proven "philosophy" football or Mourinho repeatedly humiliating our club and our players during press conference. Ooh Ole won trophies with Molde too, sure you'll find a way to belittle that (Norwegian league ? LEL) but a league trophy is a league trophy even if it was say, Malta super League.
Quality. Get this person promoted please
 

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Sounds like he's very highly rated by those who are familiar with his work. Great news!
 

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He has ties in the Sancho camp too, so he and the German newspaper close to Dortmund are the only ones I listen to when it comes to Sancho news.
If he has ties in the Sancho camp then when is Sancho day? :smirk:

Fraud!
 

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How long you reckon until he informs Murtough that Ole and his staff can’t coach?

All the best Coch. Go bad up these dead beat man we have running this club.
 

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You're boring. Now, do you have something else to about this appointment? something informative cause you sure sound like a knowledgeable fella from Malta?
What really makes this, is the "fella from Malta". I don't know why, but I laughed.
 

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Didn't know alot about him until I did a internet search to see how highly rated he is for his work. John Murtough has now nabbed a number of highly reputable people to form the coaching/recruitment structure at youth/reserve level.

David Harrison, (head of academy recruitment) nabbed from Man City.

Lyndon Tomlinson, (assistant head of recruitment) nabbed from Man City.

Ronnie Cusick, (head of scouting in the North West) nabbed from Man City.

Henny de Regt, (head of European scouting) former head of the Ajax academy.

The above are just some names who were brought in on merit, including Nick Cox, who oversees the academy.
 
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Didn't know alot about him until I did a internet search to see how highly rated he is for his work. John Murtough has now nabbed a number of highly reputable people to form the coaching/recruitment structure at youth/reserve level.

David Harrison, (head of academy recruitment) nabbed from Man City.

Lyndon Tomlinson, (assistant head of recruitment) nabbed from Man City.

Tony Cusick, (head of scouting in the North West) nabbed from Man City.

Henny de Regt, (head of European scouting) former head of the Ajax academy.

The above are just some names who were brought in on merit, including Nick Cox, who oversees the academy.
Any idea how we man people from City? Offer more money? Our history?
 

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Any idea how we man people from City? Offer more money? Our history?
I'm not sure, but my guess would be better terms.

Take Mark Anderson as a example, he was head of department at Brighton and we managed to sign him as a scout probably due to him getting better terms at United. But I think Anderson currently heads our southern division in England when it comes to scouting.
 

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How did I miss that we promoted somebody to Director of Football ? John Murtough.

What are the general thoughts about his promotion ?
 

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I sure missed the days when proven managers like LvG bored me to death with his proven "philosophy" football or Mourinho repeatedly humiliating our club and our players during press conference.
Yeh same, I also missed the days when we won trophies.
 

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Looks essentially the same - Butt's role was 'Head of First Team Development' from what I remember so maybe this will be working with younger players as a priority? Assume similar though. Butt seemingly did really well when you think of the younger players all on the periphery/getting minutes so hopefully that trend continues.
First Team development is more of a BS to me. When you are already in 1st team, it is all about HOW can I squeeze into starting 11. The likes of Carrick should be your coach.

U17 U21 on the other hand, can use a lot of HR equivalent coaching and advice - whether I will ever make it at professional level, whether I am good enough for the Top EPL clubs, and which side of my games is more suitable to Ole's requirement.