Manchester United’s chief of staff Patrick Coyle has left the club to become the PFA’s chief operating officer.
Coyle departed this week after joining a lengthy list of senior staff to leave United since the Ed Woodward stood down from his vice-chairman role in February, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The list of staff, who have gone through the exit doors at Old Trafford this year, includes: Matt Jugde, Hemen Tyseayo, Jim Lawlor, Marcel Bout, Charlie Brooks.
On Coyle’s appointment, PFA chief executive Maheta Molango said: “I’m delighted to welcome Patrick to the team. This is a key appointment for the PFA and one that will help ensure that, across the organisation, our staff can work strategically and effectively to provide the best possible support and services to those we serve – our members.
“Patrick brings with him a wealth of industry experience from his time at Manchester United, which I believe will be of huge benefit to the organisation.”
— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) May 16, 2022
Coyle added: “It’s a great time to be joining the PFA, an organisation that has a major role representing those who play the game at a time of significant change for the sport. Maheta and the team have a clear strategic vision for the future of the PFA and I’m looking forward to working with the union’s talented and dedicated staff to bring that to life.”