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.
Fortune joined United as a player in 1999, and went on to make 126 appearances for the Reds over the following seven years, before leaving to join Bolton Wanderers.
The Premier League winner returned to the club in 2012 to start working towards his coaching badges and began his role as assistant coach for United’s Under-23s in July 2019.
Last season was a successful one for the Under-23s, with the side achieving promotion to Premier League 2 Division One. Neil Wood’s team were in second spot behind West Ham United when the season was curtailed and subsequently concluded on a points-per-game basis.
Nick Cox, Head of Academy, said:
“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.
“We are fortunate to have a pool of excellent coaches in the professional development phase who are ready to take on increased responsibilities. They will work together to support the squad as we look to continue to build on the eight first-team debuts that were made last season.”