Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward will step down on the finish of the season.
The 41-year-old solely took over from Michael Edwards final summer season however he has knowledgeable the membership’s homeowners that he intends to take a break from soccer. He’ll stay within the function till Might as Liverpool contemplate how finest to fill the emptiness.
Ward (proper in picture) initially joined the membership from Manchester Metropolis in 2012 as their European scouting supervisor for Spain and Portugal.
Three years later he was appointed mortgage pathways and partnerships supervisor and his obligations continued to develop.
In December 2020 he was promoted to the function of assistant sporting director after which obtained the highest job when Edwards determined to stroll away on the finish of final season.
Liverpool: The exceptional rise of Julian Ward – from scouting supervisor to sporting director in seven years
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