Celtic physio Tim Williamson is a target of Premier League side Manchester United, as the Red Devils are keen to improve their set-up off the field, according to the Daily Mail.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be plotting a reshuffle of his staff at Old Trafford and sees Williamson as someone capable of improving his medical and sports science departments.
Celtic have been the side to target for many Premier League outfits in recent years, with Southampton swooping for Victor Wanyama in 2013 (BBC) and Virgil van Dijk in 2015 (BBC) and Arsenal signing Kieran Tierney in the summer (BBC).
Serie A giants SSC Napoli were also linked with a £30m move for Odsonne Edouard in September (Daily Mail), after taking note of his impressive start to the season in the Scottish Premiership, along with Sampdoria, Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund.
Now it seems English clubs have their eyes on those behind the scenes at Celtic Park, as Manchester United have identified Williamson as a leading candidate to fill their vacant Head Physio position.
Interviews have been carried out with other candidates having advertised for the role, as the Red Devils are growing increasingly concerned at the rate at which they have picked up soft tissue and non-contact injuries.
Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Angel Gomes have all sustained blows at some stage of the season, with Martial now expected to miss his seventh game of the term when United face AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday.
Williamson’s services are also called on by the Scotland national side, following spells with Birmingham City, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United looking to lure one of Celtic’s backroom staff back to the Premier League should be seen as a sign of respect to the Scottish outfit, as they are clearly doing something right in the eyes of one of England’s biggest clubs who are struggling in the area Williamson works.
There was also no indication of whether Williamson is open to moving to Old Trafford in the Daily Mail’s report, in which they stated other candidates have been interviewed.
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