Manchester United have reportedly targeted a club legend for the technical director role in their bid to return to the top of English football.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been heavily criticised by the club’s fans for making terrible footballing decisions and they may not be too pleased with this call either.
United’s decline has been ongoing for quite some time now with many believing it began since the Glazer family’s takeover of the club.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s genius is said to have disguised the rot for Woodward and that’s why they’ve struggled since his retirement.
With the Red Devils’ since employing four different managers and failing to win the league, it’s fair to say it’s been a difficult time.
According to the Guardian, Ed is considering Rio Ferdinand for the technical director role which would see him identify and suggest potential targets rather than conclude deals himself.
Supporters have been baffled by the rumour, believing their former captain has little experience to be seriously considered for the role.
Manchester United have never appointed someone for the position in the past so it makes sense to hire someone who has the experience.
Some fans have even called for other club legends to be looked at instead such as Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar.