Harrison appointed Director of Football Operations

Friday 17 February 2023 10:00

David Harrison has been appointed Director of Football Operations at Manchester United, to lead all operational aspects of the club’s football activities.

He joins from Everton, where he held the same role for the Merseyside club.

David will report to John Murtough, Football Director, and be based at the Carrington Training Centre, with responsibility for ensuring that our football operations run as smoothly and effectively as possible.   

This will include management of all our Football Operations at Carrington for the men’s, women’s and Academy teams, including crucial areas such as football administration, team travel and player support.

Rebecca Britain remains Club Secretary, reporting to David.  

David Harrison said: "I’m excited to be taking this role at time of such opportunity and promise for Manchester United."
John Murtough said: “David is known as one of the most able and respected operators in football and we are delighted that he has chosen to join Manchester United. He will bring deep experience and knowledge to this important role, and add further strength to the support structure we are building around our football teams, to give our players and staff the best chance of success.”

David Harrison said: “I’m excited to be taking this role at time of such opportunity and promise for Manchester United. I will always cherish my memories of 27 years at Everton and wish everyone at Goodison and Finch Farm all the best for the future. Now, my focus is on helping Manchester United create the best possible operating environment to support success on the pitch.”
David grew up in Bury, Greater Manchester, and started his career in the ticket office at Old Trafford before moving to Everton in 1995 and rising through the club’s ranks. He will leave Everton at the end of February and start at Carrington next month.

David succeeds Alan Dawson, who is leaving the club after 11 years at the end of July to pursue new opportunities. John Murtough said: “Everyone at Manchester United would like to thank Alan for his huge contribution to the club and wish him well for the next chapter in his career.”

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