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Liverpool house owners near hiring technical director concerned in Darwin Nunez switch


Liverpool’s house owners, Fenway Sports activities Group, are closing in on the signing of Benfica director Pedro Marques as they search to proceed their restructure forward of Jurgen Klopp’s summer time departure.

With Klopp leaving on the finish of the season and sporting director Jorg Schmadtke stepping down earlier this yr, FSG have been working tirelessly to set themselves up in a brand new route. Michael Edwards, former director of soccer at Liverpool, has returned to FSG in a better position that may oversee administration of Liverpool, relatively than working for the Reds straight.

Subsequent up on the agenda is Marques who, like Edwards, is anticipated to hitch FSG in a task which may see him given wider affect throughout the corporate.

With FSG now exploring a multi-club mannequin of their very own, The Athletic state they’ve made a transfer to rent Marques, who’s already acquainted to Liverpool. Reds officers handled Marques in negotiations over Darwin Nunez, whereas additional again, he operated as an analyst in the identical Manchester Metropolis employees room as former Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward throughout his days as a scout.

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It’s Marques’ expertise in reference to Metropolis which has appealed to Liverpool. He took on a training and analyst position for the broader Metropolis Soccer Group – the mannequin which FSG are actually seeking to observe.

It was beforehand reported that Marques can be concerned within the seek for a brand new membership and would then play a task in FSG’s administration of that facet, relatively than working straight with Liverpool.

Nearer to house, Liverpool have already struck a deal to rent sporting director Richard Hughes from Bournemouth on the finish of the season.

There could possibly be additional hires made behind the scenes at Anfield, though stories have conflicted over whether or not there’s any curiosity in Southampton’s Jason Wilcox, who’s a goal for Manchester United.