Manchester United are hoping to solve this summer’s transfer woes by appointing a director of Football according to reports.
Despite their undisputed millions in the bank, Manchester United have been one of the more traditional clubs, with the manager tending to pick the players that he wants to sign.
However, since taking over as the club’s executive vice chairman back in 2013, former investment banker Ed Woodward has constantly been accused of being unable to broker a number of transfers.
Despite being able to broker a number of lucrative sponsorship deals around the globe, Woodward has failed to deliver players for all of the managers in his tenure, with current boss Jose Mourinho being the latest Man Utd boss to vent his frustrations at not receiving his transfer targets.
Having supposedly missing out on Ivan Perisic last summer, United were also unable to land a winger this summer, while also missing out on the chance to sign any of the five central defenders that they were linked with in the last week of the transfer window.
Jose Mourinho had spent the majority of the summer whinging about a lack of signings this summer, even saying he doesn’t feel like he is a manager any more, with him seemingly being unable to dictate who his side are able to sign or not
Club legend Gary Neville has also been critical of the current Manchester United set-up, saying that the club lack long term vision and haven’t been giving Jose their full support to succeed.
However, according to the Guardian, Manchester United are now set to appoint a Director of Football to solve their transfer woes.
The move is said to be a recognition by the club hierarchy of ‘the need to modernise in an era when managers are often in situ only for the short term,’ with Mourinho now the second longest serving United manager in a generation.