World news – The head of the Man Utd academy, Cox, reveals the connection to Borussia Dortmund star Sancho – tribal football


Manchester United academy boss Nick Cox admits he could help the club land Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

Cox joined the United Academy system in 2016 and was promoted to the lead role in 2019 after impressing club officials with his work.

While at United, the club continued their incredible tradition of harnessing local talent. Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire, the two youngest academics, have been promoted to the first-team bubble.

Before joining United Cox, he worked at Championship Club Watford for 12 years, overseeing the development of a young winger named Sancho.

He remembered the Athletic: « Did I know he would play for England and a top team in Europe? Of course I didn’t. »

« Did I know he was a good player? Yes. We tried to help him be the best he could be. He was a young kid who absolutely loved football; addicted to it. »

Cox then joked about how he could be the secret weapon to eventually lure Sancho to Old Trafford. He added, “Maybe I should use this relationship to our advantage. But of course I’m not because it’s against the rules! « 

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