United issue Academy coaching update
Ahead of the 2022/23 season, Manchester United has announced a new coaching staff structure for the Academy’s Professional Development Phase.
Paul McShane has been appointed as Professional Development Phase coach, following his retirement from the match-playing aspect of his previous role in May. He will continue to provide expert knowledge to United’s young players across the phase and support the Under-23s on a matchday.
Long-standing members of staff, Colin Little and Kevin Wolfe, will continue their excellent support of the Under-18s group.
Justin Cochrane has left the club in order to take up a new position as first-team coach at a Premier League side. The Academy thanks Justin for his service throughout his time at the club and wishes him the best of luck in his new role.
A goalkeeper coach, phase coach and playing coach for the Professional Development Phase will also be appointed. An announcement on those roles will be made in due course.
The new coaching group will work with a dedicated team of experts to build on the Academy success of last season, in which 13 graduates featured for the first-team, contributing over 25 per cent of total first-team minutes played.