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Following the departure of Jorg Schmadtke

Liverpool announce Richard Hughes as new sporting director

2024/03/20 12:35
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Liverpool have announced the hiring of Richard Hughes as their new sporting director from the end of this season. 

Hughes joins Liverpool after a decade-long tenure at Bournemouth, serving as their technical director.

His official start date in his new role is set for June 1, coinciding with the end of his time at Bournemouth. 

In his new role, Hughes will oversee transfer negotiations and contract dealings, closely collaborating with the club's recruitment team as he takes over this responsibility from the departed Jorg Schmadtke.

Working within a newly restructured hierarchy, Hughes will join Michael Edwards, the football chief executive within FSG, alongside chief executive Billy Hogan, head of recruitment Dave Fallows, and chief scout Barry Hunter.

Hughes, alongside Edwards, will be responsible for the appointment of Liverpool's next manager, with Xabi Alonso and Portuguese manager Ruben Amorim among the leading contenders.

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2024-03-20 13h53m by a_12_shawcross
As a football fan, I'm excited to see the addition of Richard Hughes to Liverpool's hierarchy. His experience at Bournemouth and expertise in transfer negotiations will be valuable assets to the club. I'm also intrigued to see who he and Michael Edwards will choose as the next manager.
2024-03-20 13h45m by eedwards
As a football fan, I am excited to see the addition of Richard Hughes to Liverpool's team. He brings a wealth of experience from his time at Bournemouth and will surely have a positive impact on the club's transfer negotiations and contract dealings. I am also looking forward to seeing who he and Michael Edwards choose as the next manager for Liverpool.
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2024-03-20 13h12m by jwhiteheadbarnes
Delighted to join Liverpool as their new sporting director, Hughes said.

As a football fan, I'm excited about the hiring of Richard Hughes as Liverpool's new sporting director. His experience at Bournemouth and role in transfer negotiations make him a valuable addition to the club. Can't wait to see how he works with the recruitment team and helps with the appointment of our next manager.

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