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Manchester United post job advert for first-team recruitment analyst

Manchester United are searching for a first-team recruitment analyst ahead of an anticipated turbulent transfer window.

The club’s official website reveals that the Red Devils are on the lookout for a candidate and are taking applications for the permanent placement.

The purpose of the role is ‘to contribute to the continued expansion and development of the recruitment analysis team at Manchester United Football Club, with the specific purpose of identifying players who demonstrate the potential to play for the first team.’

One of the key responsibilities that United are looking for someone to cover is in the goalkeeping department, with the job description stating they should: ‘contribute toward the administration and delivery of a comprehensive performance analysis service with a specific emphasis on goalkeepers.’

Given it’s a first-team-related role, it may hint at the imminent departure of David de Gea, Dean Henderson, or Sergio Romero.

More of the role’s responsibilities are listed below.

  • To code and analyse the playing performance of potential scouting targets in specific countries and regions.
  • To rigorously generate quantitative and qualitative data that supports decision making in the identification of players with the potential to play for MUFC.
  • To work with the recruitment analysis team to collate and analyse MUFC specific technical, tactical, and physical benchmarks.
  • To contribute to ongoing research that supports the continuous strive toward implementing best practice performance analysis methodologies.

The analyst will be accountable to the club’s Technical Chief Scout, and the closing date for applications is currently unknown.

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