Manchester United have posted a job advert for a full-time Recruitment Analyst on their official website.
United are looking to overhaul their entire transfer structure, with Jose Mourinho airing both public and private grievances at the club’s most recent window.
The manager recommends signings but the negotiations are left to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
After a difficult summer in terms of transfers, the club is now looking to appoint a new director of football – it won’t be Edwin van der Sar.
But they have also posted an advert for a new role on their website. Anyone have a 2:1 in sport science?
‘An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Recruitment Analyst within the scouting and recruitment department of Manchester United Football Club,’ it reads. ‘Whilst contributing to an existing performance analysis service this position will specifically involve the acquisition, processing and feedback of relevant player performance data.
‘Applicants for this position should be in possession of a sport science honours degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent, preferably a master’s level qualification and have completed specific performance analysis training. An understanding of the technical and tactical demands of professional football is essential together with experience in using performance analysis systems and software. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience using the creative cloud suite products (After Effects, Photoshop, Premier Pro).
‘Alongside formal training applicants must be able to work conscientiously and with total discretion. Ability to work as an individual as well as a contributory team player is a vital requirement of this position.
‘This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual who desires to enhance their current skill set and effectively contribute to an evolving department at a world class professional football club.
‘Due to site location and limited public transport, a driver’s license and access to personal transport is required.
‘Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level. It is a criminal offence for a barred person to attempt to engage with vulnerable groups.’
Under the sub-headline of ‘purpose’ comes the following job description:
‘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.’
Get your applications in, folks.