Man Utd news: Club confirm change to Solskjaer’s backroom staff as goalkeeper coach leaves | Football | Sport

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Manchester United have confirmed a change to their backroom staff with goalkeeper coach Emilio Alvarez leaving the club.

The Spaniard has been with the club since 2016 after moving to Old Trafford to reunite with David de Gea.

He worked with the United No 1 during his time at Atletico Madrid.

The departure follows the news that Richard Hartis would be the new goalkeeper coach at the club.

Hartis has previously worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time with Cardiff and Molde and will now work under his stewardship for a third stint.

Solskjaer thanked Alvarez for his service to the club as he embarks on a new chapter.

“I would like to thank Emilio for all the help and hard work since my return to the club,” Solskjaer said.

“We all wish him well for the future.”

Alvarez also had his own message for those he’s about to leave behind.

“I will always be proud of belonging to this club,” Alvarez said.

“Wishing you every success in your endeavours.”

After joining under Jose Mourinho, Alvarez was expected to leave the club following his sacking in December 2018.

But instead he stuck around to continue working with De Gea, who recently signed a new long-term contract.

“It looked as though I would have to leave,” Alvarez told El Pais.

“My sole link was the relationship I have with David and the reason for me staying here has been to continuing with him.

“I was ready for everything, but the club told me that they wanted me to stay. I’ve spoken to Jose and I can only be grateful to him. I like doing the right thing, not just the convenient thing.”

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