The гeal reason that drives Julian Ward quites his role at the end of the season

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Julian Ward, the sporting director for Liverpool, will STEP DOWN from his job at the end of the season due to personal reasons. He only took the job six months ago, when he replaced Michael Edwards.

Julian Ward, who is the sporting director at Liverpool, has told the club that he will leave at the end of the season.

It is a suԀԀen and unexpected change, as the 41-year-old only took over from Michael Edwards at the end of the last season. It is thought that the decision was made for personal reasons, and the club reluctantly agreed to his notice.

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Liverpool says that this news won’t change what they plan to do in the next two transfer windows.

Julian Ward has told Liverpool he will step down from his position at the end of the season

Michael Edwards (left) was the Reds’ sporting director until the end of last season.

But this news is important because it comes at a time when Liverpool is facing a lot of uncertainty. In the last month, the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, put the club up for sale, and the president, Mike Gordon, is stepping down from his important role.

Ward, who joined Liverpool’s technical staff in 2011 after working for the Portugal FA, has held a number of positions since then. He took over for the influential Michael Edwards after working with him for a year.

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Jamie Carragher says that Julian Ward’s announcement that he was leaving his job as director at Liverpool was “a sҺock and a worry.” The Reds legend says that there is “a lot of upheaval behind the scenes” at the Premier League club.

Ward had gotten off to a fast start in his new job. He helped Liverpool sign Darwin Nunez from Benfica, which could be a record-breaking move, and helped Mohamed Salah get a contract extension.

In the past few months, Diogo Jota, Joe Gomez, and Curtis Jones have all signed new contracts with the club. Fabio Carvalho was brought in from Fulham, which Liverpool thinks will pay off in a big way.

Ward and Jurgen Klopp are good friends and play paddle tennis together. Liverpool says that Klopp’s decision to extend his own contract until June 2026 is the key to stability in the future.

Ward (right) enjoys a close relationship with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (centre)

Ward was instrumental in securing Liverpool’s record-breaking signing of Darwin Nunez

FSG is sure that the club’s chief executive, Billy Hogan, can step up and do the job that Gordon, a close friend of Klopp’s, has been doing. However, Ward will not be replaced by someone from within the club; instead, they will look for an outside candidate.

At this point, we don’t know who it will be, but at a time when Chelsea is also looking for a new sporting director, Liverpool won’t be able to be too passive in their search.

The Athletic reports that Ian Graham, the club’s director of research, has also quit.

Dr. Graham told the club in June that he was leaving, but he won’t leave until May 2023. This gives Liverpool the best chance of finding a replacement for him.

Since April 2012, he has worked for the Reds. One of his main jobs has been to grow the data department, with a focus on recruitment and player analysis.

 

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