Rangers’ head of medical, Matt Konopinski, has stepped down from the position after ten months at Ibrox, according to a report.
The Training Ground Guru report that the former FA staff member found working away from his young family “difficult” leading to him making the decision to return to England.
Konopinski worked with Steven Gerrard and his backroom team at Liverpool after he joined the Anfield side from Barnsley in 2008.
He initially worked with their Academy before being promoted to first-team physio a few months later and replaced Andy Renshaw as Head Physio at Liverpool.
After almost a decade at Anfield, Konopinski left Liverpool to join the FA, where he worked as a physio for the England U18, U19 and U21 teams before being lured to Ibrox at the end of last year.
Th Englishman’s exit leaves Stevie Walker as the senior first-team physio at Ibrox while Dr. Mark Waller remains as Rangers’ club doctor and it will be interesting to see whether the club move to replace Konopinski.
Similar to his role at Liverpool, Konopinski wasn’t part of the matchday team at Ibrox, taking a more rehabilitation-focused role and managing players’ returns from injury.