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Report: Woodward wants to appoint DOF before installing new Manchester United manager

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward wants to have a Director of Football in place before making the all-important decision of hiring the clubs next manager.

That’s according to Miguel Delaney in the Independent, who has reported that Mauricio Pochettino remains the club’s number one target for the job, but the case for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grows by the week.

The Norwegian has won six consecutive Premier League games since taking over from José Mourinho, who is widely believed to have been against the notion of a technical director being installed at Old Trafford.

Manchester United want to avoid another awkward situation such as that by having the role filled before appointing the new manager, whoever that may be.

The Independent reports that RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell and Ajax CEO Edwin Van Der Sar are candidates for the vacant position, although it is yet to be seen whether or not the club are interested in hiring Sven Mislintat, who is set to leave Arsenal as head of recruitment next month.


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