The Premier League has made a key appointment to its Youth Development Department with John Murtough joining as Head of Elite Performance.
Murtough, who has over 15 yearsâ€™ experience with Premier League clubs, joins from Everton FC where he was Head of Performance.
Murtough, who reports to Premier League Director of Youth Ged Roddy for the newly created position, will play a key role in supporting Premier League and Football League clubs to implement all aspects of elite performance in the new youth development system.
Roddy, said: "The Premier League is aiming to develop the world leading Academy system and continually improving and assessing performance is a vital area of elite development for players and coaches alike.
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