Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Man Utd ‘set to resume search for director of football’ with Juventus chief Paratici ‘on three-man shortlist for job’

, Man Utd ‘set to resume search for director of football’ with Juventus chief Paratici ‘on three-man shortlist for job’

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to reignite their pursuit for a director of football.

The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward first looked at the position two years ago to help the Red Devils on the transfer front.

Ed Woodward has reignited his search for Manchester United’s first-ever director of football

United legends Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra had discussions over the potential role and gave the 48-year-old their views on how they believed things could be improved.

Ex-PSG chief Antero Henrique and Red Bull’s head of sport Ralf Rangnick were also sounded out.


MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news


But it was thought Old Trafford bosses cooled their interest in finding someone for the role earlier this year.

It was previously reported that club chiefs had a renewed confidence in how potential targets are being identified following the success of January signing Bruno Fernandes.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

According to the Telegraph, Woodward has put the role back on his agenda but is yet to start the process of shortlisting the right candidates.

However, the report adds that Henrique is still highly rated, as is Juventus’ Fabio Paratici.

Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta is also among the sporting directors who may be tempted by a switch to United.

The Red Devils new director of football would work with the current set-up, which has served them so well over the past 18 months.

, Man Utd ‘set to resume search for director of football’ with Juventus chief Paratici ‘on three-man shortlist for job’


LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool scores on final day and win £100


 

Woodward is desperate for United to continue their approach from splashing out huge sums on ready-made stars to developing young talent.

The United chief has seen big earners like Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Bastian Schweinsteiger flop at Old Trafford.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer splashed out £70million last summer to bring in winger Dan James, 22, and right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, also 22.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

, Man Utd ‘set to resume search for director of football’ with Juventus chief Paratici ‘on three-man shortlist for job’

Juventus chief Fabio Paratici is thought to be highly-rated at Old Trafford

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

ARSENAL and Manchester United fans will reportedly be able to snap up sponsorless shirts from next season. Newly promoted Nottingham Forest also currently play...

Boxing

JAKE PAUL received praise by Terence Crawford but was urged to fight a “real boxer” next and NOT another MMA star. The YouTuber-turned prizefighter...

Premier League

CHELSEA are reportedly monitoring Piero Hincapie ahead of a potential January transfer. Hincapie, 20, has been putting in some starring performances for Ecuador at...

Premier League

ARSENAL will host Manchester City in a potential title-decider under the lights in February after their postponed game was rescheduled. Pep Guardiola will take...

Boxing

DANIEL DUBOIS’ opponent on the Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora undercard, Kevin Lerena, was once shot by amputee murderer Oscar Pistorius in a restaurant....

Horse Racing

SHISHKIN is favourite for a blockbuster return to action in the Betfair Tingle Creek. Nicky Henderson’s former Champion Chase hero has been made the...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement