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Fortune leaves Manchester United for Reading

Quinton Fortune has left his role with the Manchester United Under-23 team to take up a first team role with Reading.

The 43-year-old joins up with former Atletico Madrid teammate Veljko Paunović, who was unveiled as the Royals’ head coach last month.

United paid tribute to Fortune, who served them for seven years as a player as well.

“Manchester United can confirm that assistant Under-23s coach Quinton Fortune has left the club to take up the position of first-team coach at Reading,” a statement on their official website read.

“Everyone at the Academy wishes Quinton the best of luck in his new role. All of our coaches, as well as the players, receive a huge amount of development and this is another example of the type of progress that an individual can make within the Academy system.

“The Under-23s' promotion was a great achievement for Neil Wood and his staff so we’d like to thank Quinton for his role in that.”

Reading finished 14th in the Championship last season, and will open their 2020/21 campaign on Saturday against Wayne Rooney’s Derby County.


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