Former England international Brian Marwood is among three major new appointments to Manchester City's administration team.
Owner Sheikh Mansour has been working on reshaping the Eastlands outfit ever since the Abu Dhabi United Group bought the Eastlands outfit in the summer.
And Marwood has been given charge of creating an infrastructure that 'will meet Mark Hughes' requirements in terms of academy liaison, overseeing of medical, sports sciences and performance analysis, talent identification and player support'.
Marwood's brief is far removed from the director of football positions that have caused so much controversy elsewhere and it is thought his expertise will allow City to create the right conditions for the club to move forward at the pace Sheikh Mansour demands.
Also joining City are Graham Wallace and David Pullan, who take on the roles of chief financial and administration officer and brand and marketing officer respectively.
Commenting on the appointments, executive chairman Garry Cook said: "The Club's owners have outlined an ambitious vision for long-term, sustainable growth and these appointments represent a vital investment in our capacity to achieve our full potential as a Club and as a partner in the development of new east Manchester.
"In line with the strategy that Mark Hughes and I presented to the chairman in February, we have created a new position of Football Administration Officer, which will ensure that the coaching, medical and playing staff at Carrington and the Platt Lane Academy get world leading support at every level."
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