Former NZ Football analyst joins Des Buckingham at EFL club Oxford United

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A football analyst who spent three years with NZ Football has been signed by English League One club Oxford United.

Joe Moore, who was head of performance analysis for NZ Football from 2019-2022, will work for Oxford’s head coach, Des Buckingham, who was New Zealand’s men’s U-23 head coach.

Buckingham told the Oxford Mail: “Joe is somebody I worked with in New Zealand. He worked at Fulham and supported their first team staff, and was heavily involved in the academy set-up, and then moved across to New Zealand.

“I worked with him for three years, and since he’s returned, he’s been at Arsenal.”

Moore, who provided analysis for the Arsenal women’s team, told Oxford United’s website: “It’s a really exciting time to come in. After the international break we have seven big games and it’s important we have a strong end to the season.

“I’ve had a great welcome from the staff and the players, and I’m looking forward to getting on with it.

“The gaffer gave me a call to see if I’d be interested and it’s something that I immediately wanted to do. During our time with New Zealand we developed a good working relationship, and we have a clear understanding of what we both want from each other.

“For me, it’s about giving the head coach and the coaching team the information they need to be able to go and be successful. That means being concise and clear with the detail I give them so it can enhance performance.

“I’m coming in and want to build process. We need to try and impact the here and now, but the reality with these roles is we’re aiming to put in place frameworks and processes that allow us to monitor and improve performance over a long period of time.”

Oxford United are chasing a spot in the League One promotion play-offs.

Buckingham was appointed the club’s head coach in November 2023.

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