Liverpool announce Richard Hughes as new sporting director
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 20
Richard Hughes is swapping Bournemouth for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool have announced that Richard Hughes will become the club’s new sporting director after leaving his role at AFC .

The 44-year-old Scotsman will get started at the end of the current season having been appointed by Michael Edwards.

Hughes joined Bournemouth’s recruitment team under after calling time on his playing career in 2014 and worked his way up to technical director.

But he is now set to swap the Vitality Stadium for Anfield and Hughes cannot wait to get started in his new job.

‘I am incredibly proud to be offered this opportunity,’ Hughes told the Liverpool website on Wednesday.

‘Liverpool FC is a unique club and I’m grateful to be given a chance to serve it in this capacity.

‘People rightly talk about the rich history this organisation can boast, but it is the present and future which really excites me.

‘Jurgen Klopp is leading an outstanding team and squad and alongside that the commitment to young players and their pathway to the first team is also outstanding.

‘I am fully aware of the expectations and responsibilities that come with taking this position.

‘It will be my job, working with Michael [Edwards] and leading the football operations team already in place, plus the wider staff at the AXA Training Centre, to make good decisions.

‘That’s really what the job entails: you have to make the kind of good decisions which enhance the prospects of having a team that wins and excites the supporters.

‘It is what Liverpool have done well for a very long time and the benefits are there for everyone to see.’