Rangers have reportedly appointed former Liverpool physio Matt Konopinski as the club’s new ‘Head of Medical’ as Ross Wilson begins work on improving the backroom staff at Ibrox
According to the Training Ground Guru, Konopinski will be reunited with Gers manager Steven Gerrard and Head of Performance Jordan Milson at Ibrox after working with the duo at Liverpool.
Konopinski left Liverpool in 2017 after almost a decade with the Reds to join the FA, where he served as a physio to England U18, U19 and U21 teams.
Before joining Liverpool in 2008, Konopinksi had spells with Leeds United and Barnsley and joins a sizeable former Liverpool contingent at Ibrox with Gerrard, Milsom, Michael Beale, Gary McAllister and Tom Culshaw, Jon Flanagan, Andy Firth and Ryan Kent having all been at Anfield at some stage of their career.
Konopinksi’s move to Ibrox has been on the cards for several months with reports as far back as September claiming he was Ibrox-bound.
His appointment will see him take charge of the club’s medical department and work alongside existing staff such as Rangers first-team physio Stevie Walker and club doctor Mark Waller as the Light Blues continue to make behind-the-scenes improvements.
As well as his work with the FA, Konopinski has served as a guest lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy and sports therapy courses at Leeds Metropolitan University.