Justin Cochrane


New Manchester United coach Justin Cochrane excited about future after ‘tough’ decision to leave FA

Justin Cochrane was tipped to become England Under-21s boss in the summer, but the highly-rated coach left the Football Association for a new role using innovation and knowledge to develop Manchester United’s future stars.At a time when the marquee pursuits of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane dominated the headlines, the Old Trafford giants made some striking backroom appointments.Cochrane was among the new arrivals, prised away from his role as the FA’s development phase lead and England Under-17s lead coach to become United’s head of academy player development and coaching.It was quite the coup given the talented 39-year-old was being talked...

Justin Cochrane: Manchester United appoint highly-rated England youth coach

Justin Cochrane, England’s Under-17s head coach, has joined Manchester United as the academy's head of player development and coaching.Cochrane is highly regarded within the Football Association after three years working in England's youth set-up, with Gareth Southgate describing him as "excellent young coach".The 39-year-old had been tipped to replace Aidy Boothroyd as England's Under-21s head coach but will instead return to club football with United, having previously forged his reputation at Tottenham Hotspur.Cochrane will work in conjunction with Under-23s manager Neil Wood and his Under-18s counterpart Neil Ryan to maintain a consistent coaching style of play throughout United's youth ranks.“Joining...

Manchester United appoint Justin Cochrane as head of player development in academy

Manchester United have announced the appointment of Justin Cochrane as head of player development and coaching for their academy. Cochrane joins from the Football Association, where he was youth development phase lead and England Under-17s coach. The former Antigua and Barbuda international, whose playing career started with QPR and featured...