Former Sheffield United Academy Manager Travis Binnion has landed a new job at Manchester United, according to Training Ground Guru.
The 33-year-old will reportedly take charge of the Red Devils’ under-14 to under-16 teams, replacing Neil Ryan who is now in charge of the under-18’s.
Binnion joined Sheffield United back in 2009 as a Youth Development Coach and worked his way up the club to eventually become Academy Manager in 2016.
Having spent 10 years at the club, he left in the summer just gone and was replaced by former Chesterfield striker Jack Lester.
After leaving his role with the Blades, he told Training Ground Guru: “I want to implement everything I’ve learned and put that into action in a different situation and also learn.
“I’ve always worked at one club in one setting so am excited about doing that, because I’m passionate about developing players and people.”
He hasn’t been out of work for long and has now been snapped up by Sheffield United’s Premier League rivals Manchester United.
The Red Devils current Academy Manager is Nick Cox, who Binnion has previously worked under during their time together in South Yorkshire.
His involvement at Old Trafford is likely to have helped the 33-year-old land the role, and the two will hope to bring plenty of success to the club’s youth teams.
This looks a great appointment for Manchester United, when you consider the work that Binnion did during his time at Sheffield United.
Indeed, he played a part in developing the likes of Harry Maguire, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, David Brooks and Aaron Ramsdale (Training Ground Guru), all of whom now ply their trade in the Premier League.
United will hope that he can help their current crop of youngsters become top players in the future.
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