MX23RW : Wednesday, October 24 06:07:47

Manchester United 'to install director of football'

Man United 'to install director of football'
© Reuters
A report claims that Manchester United are to appoint a director of football to help oversee transfer activity.

Manchester United are reportedly planning to appoint a director of football for the first time in their 140-year history following this summer's transfer failure.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was left frustrated at the club's inability to land the two targets he was after in the final few weeks of the window, which closed on Thursday evening.

As part of a backroom restructuring of the club, The Guardian claims that someone will be brought in to overlook all transfer activity, although executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will still have a key say in who stays and who goes.

Mourinho was particularly keen to bring in a new centre-back over the summer, with Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina all being identified, but Woodward was reluctant to sanction a move.

Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday evening, the Portuguese admitted that he now feels like more of a "head coach" than a manager.

Share this article now:
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho patrols the touchline during the 2018 FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley
Read Next:
Bellamy: 'Man United have become desperate'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account