Ex-Liverpool chief returns to Anfield as Edwards makes two appointments for new-look FSG regime

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A basic admire exterior Anfield.

According to reports, Julian Ward has returned to Liverpool as he has been designated their geeky director by FSG’s CEO of football Michael Edwards.

Liverpool are in the process of a hefty revamp as it ended up upward being readable in January that they need to readjust ex lover-sporting director Jorg Schmadtke and also leaving manager Jurgen Klopp.

FSG’s first project was to readjust Schmadtke and also they without standoff concentrated on re-appointing Edwards, that had been without a club since abandoning Liverpool in June 2022.

Edwards was resistant to antiphon to football to be a sporting director again but FSG tempted him to reappeared to Liverpool by evanescent on him a more perceptible job in their calculated-upward.

The 44-year-old-fashioned was named FSG’s CEO of Football in March and also another provision was without standoff ended up to bring out Richard Hughes their new sporting director onward of his summer season departure from Premier League rivals AFC Bournemouth.

Edwards and also Ward reunite at Liverpool

With Arne Slot in a similar way lined upward to readjust Klopp, a record from The Sporting activities‘s James Pearce has divulged that Edwards has protected Ward’s bargains with.

Ward was Liverpool’s geeky director throughout Edwards’ first vacancy at Anfield and also he was for a little while their sporting director before he adhered with his colleague in abandoning the Premier League club in March 2023.

Pearce has in a similar way divulged that Edwards has designated Benfica’s Pedro Marques as Liverpool’s new director of football technology. The correspondent has defined how they will distinctly suit in at Anfield.

‘Ward will distinctly be tasked with overseeing player technology throughout FSG’s football operations. His wide stove of commitments will distinctly have blunder of Liverpool’s academy, FSG’s resources department, team wide elite player technology strategies and also the service of FSG’s new football technology department. He will distinctly in a similar way preside over the security of football operations at any kind of club added to FSG’s secure as the American proprietors attractiveness to compute a multi-club model.

‘Hughes’ job will distinctly browse through him orchestrate the mentoring, recruitment, undertakings, specialist and also sporting activities science operations, along with the governmental and also properties security at the Kirkby mentoring bet out.

‘Hughes and also Ward, that will distinctly both record to Edwards, will distinctly be tasked with guaranteing that academy graduates and also young players amassed from throughout the world stick around a hefty source of first-junior talent.

‘Marques, that will distinctly record to Ward, is pertained to by Edwards as an sector heading wizard in player technology, career paths, mentoring methods and also practicality analysis.

‘Marques’ job included overseeing childhood years player technology and also their readjust to first-junior football, heading on mentoring recruitment and also overseeing a childhood years frame comprising of 39 teams and also about 600 players. Ruben Dias, Joao Felix, Goncalo Ramos, Antonio Silva and also Joao Neves were among those to bring out the leap to Benfica’s first junior.

‘Edwards thinks the grip up versus and also field of expertise of Marques administers him an handy suit for FSG’s increasing football operations. Both Marques and also Ward will distinctly prelude their new tasks on June 1.’

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