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Manchester United to bring in John Peacock as academy consultant

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United have brought John Peacock, one of the most successful youth coaches ever, into the club as they continue to restructure their academy, according to SunSport.

Peacock joins Man United as an academy consultant, initially part-time, after winning the UEFA U17s European Championships twice with England during his time with the FA.

His first win – achieved with a squad that included the likes of Jack Butland, Nat Chalobah, Saido Berahino and Ross Barkley – came in 2010. It was the first time England had won the tournament at that age-group.

Victory over Holland four years later then confirmed England as winners for a second time.

United have made an effort to restructure their academy in recent months, with Nicky Butt promoted to head of academy earlier this year.

Ryan Giggs, who earned his coaching badges under the tutelage of Peacock, has also reportedly been offered a role with the youth teams as he will not operate as assistant manager under Jose Mourinho. Players such as Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Marcus Rashford have made the step up to first-team affairs lately due to the excellent efforts of the academy and it is good that the club are looking to continue that success.

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