Why Manchester United are unlikely to appoint technical director this season – report

Why Manchester United are unlikely to appoint technical director this season – report

Manchester United will not appoint a technical director any time soon because the board feels that the role is partially filled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan as it is, according to a report.

Ed Woodward initially outlined promises of installing a director at the start of last season, repeating the same message over the summer.

Following a miserable start to the season which has left United hovering two points above the relegation zone, calls for structural change from above have intensified.

According to a report in The Athletic, however, United’s hierarchy believes that Solskjaer and Phelan are already playing that role.

The aforementioned pair have embarked on a three-year project whereby the club’s culture will change and young British players will dominate transfer policy, all of which is fine.

Why, though, does this mean United cannot have a director – a specialist, someone who really knows the business – who can oversee strategy and help with the actual recruitment side of things? Do United not know that knowing the transfer market constitutes a high-profile role in itself.

Either way, do not expect a technical director to arrive any time soon.

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Leo is a regular contributor to The Peoples Person's match day coverage and is still mourning the loss of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.