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Manchester United appoint David Harrison as new director of football operations

Manchester United have appointed long-serving Everton director of football operations David Harrisonas their new senior operative.

According to Sky Sports, Harrison will relinquish his position at Goodison Park at the end of the season to take up a new ‘senior’ role at Old Trafford in the summer.

Harrison served as Everton club secretary between 2002 and 2018 before being promoted to director of football operations five years ago.

He has dedicated 27 years of his life to serving the Toffees, having joined the club in 1995 after starting his career at the Theatre of Dreams.

Known for his commitment and professionalism, Harrison has caught the eye of his former employers and is now on the verge of succeeding Alan Dawson, who is leaving the club after 11 years at the end of July.

Harrison will oversee the operations of the men’s, women’s and academy teams.

In a club statement announcing Harrison’s appointment, United said: “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.”

It is unclear whether Harrison’s arrival will have any impact on Darren Fletcher, who has been working as United’s technical director since March 2021.