Manchester United Football Club are doing their utmost to take themselves in a different direction. Jose Mourinho has lost his job, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken up the mantle.
Now we go from one club legend being employed to potentially another coming through the Old Trafford entrance… According to The Guardian, former shot-stopper, Peter Schmeichel, is ‘considering if he has the qualities’ to become the Red Devils’ new Director of Football; should the club create that position in 2019.
Only four clubs currently don’t have a DoF in place at the moment, and it could explain the reason why United are rapidly being left behind at the Premier League summit.
Edward Woodward may not be everyone’s flavour of the month, but you cannot deny that he is good at his job – from a financial standpoint at the very least.
However, he’s just not a football man and he seems to struggle when it comes to transfer negotiations and dealing directly with players. Creating a new position and employing someone who understands those needs would be vital, plus, it’d also allow Woodward even more time to focus on what he does best; making money through sponsorships.
Is Schmeichel the right man for that role? In my opinion, probably not, but it is encouraging to see stories suggesting that United may well be heading in that direction.