Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style |

Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style

Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style

Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style

Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style

Manchester United have appointed their first Director of Data Science, Dominic Jordan

However, who will be tasked with handling the club’s footballing analytics

Which claims to provide a “competitive advantage”

Manchester United has appointed Dominic Jordan to be the club’s first Director of Data Science.

Although, His role will be to handle the club’s footballing analytics

To provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co a “competitive advantage.”

Moreover, to help the club’s on-pitch performance and its moves in the transfer market.

Jordan has joined United from the Manchester-based N Brown Group, in which he led a team of data scientists

Engineers and analysts, optimizing the operations of one of the UK’s largest online retailers.

The appointment of the Cambridge University graduate is one of the number changes to United’s structure in 2021

following the appointment of John Murtough as Football Director

Former midfielder Darren Fletcher as Technical Director in March.

Man Utd appoint new director to work on playing style

Jordan said: “Data science is the process of using scientific methods to extract knowledge”

“And insights from noisy data, and applying that knowledge to deliver actionable insights”

“So, my job will be to build a team of data scientists and analysts who will gather, clean

“combine data from all kinds of sources to help the true experts make effective decisions with more confidence”

“There has been an explosion in data collection”

“Analytics around football over recent years and that’s going to continue”

“More and more data collected about more and more players and teams.”

Speaking about Jordan’s appointment, Murtough said:

“We already make extensive use of data to analyze players’ performance”

“And physical condition, and to scout opponents and recruitment targets”

“But there is huge potential to strengthen our existing capabilities”

“Build new ones, as part of a more integrated approach to managing and using data.”

In addition, he also said; “Ultimately, it’s about ensuring that players”

“Coaches and support staff are equipped with the best possible information with which to make the right decisions, quickly.”

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