Know Who’re The Top 5 Candidates To Become New Director Of Football Of Manchester United 0

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Ed Woodward is probably the most controversial name among the Red Devils and their fans in recent past. After his appointment the team did not win any of the PL trophies and their performance was poor outside England. If we need to highlight the team’s greatest achievement after his appointment then it is the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League victory.

The starting point of the problem that was caused by Woodward to United is he had refused to accept transfer targets of gaffer Mourinho in 2017-18 season. Now the biggest controversy that is revealing around Woodward is team’s recent loss against Brighton which was the 1st away game for Man United in this season.

Here we see who are the eligible candidates to take the position of Ed Woodward.

1. Dan Ashworth :

Ashworth was professional football player who had represented Norwich City. Even after his retirement he had committed himself to work in the technical field of football. He served as the academy director at Peterborough United and then he worked as director of Cambridge United untill mid of 2004. Then he was appointed as Manager to West Bromwich Albion.

Currently he was serving as the England FA Director of Elite Development. He was also one of the reasons for the performance of three lions in the 2018 FIFA WC, where they secured 4th place.

2. Paul Mitchell :

The Manchester born football player, had represented Wigan Athletic, Halifax Town, Swindon Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Wrexham and Barnet.

Unfortunately he had retired at the age of 27 due to a major injury in his leg and ankle. At the age of 30 he was appointed as the Head of recruitment of Southampton. He was the major reason for Southampton’s promotion to PL in 2012. In 2014 he signed with Tottenham Hotspur as the recruitment head. His prime signings to the team were Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld. In the beginning of 2018 Mitchell had signed a two and a half a year contract with RB Leipzig as recruitment head.

3. Edwin Van der Sar :

The Ex-Man United and Netherlands player is the second most capped player in Dutch national team history. He was a part of Man United for 6 years and was crowned Premier League champions 4 times, UCL and FIFA Club World Cul once. Van der Sar took on the role of Ajax’s marketing director. He was promoted in late 2016 to the role of CEO.

4. Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo (Monchi) :

The Spaniard most commonly known as Monchi served his youth and senior career in Sevilla. He also retired at the age of 30. After his retirement Sevilla were also relegated to 2nd Division so that in 2000 he was appointed as a director of football of Sevilla team. He opted to develop the club’s youth system. His notable finds were Diego Capel, Alberto Moreno, Jesús Navas, Antonio Puerta, Sergio Ramos. After serving a long period of 17 years Monchi decided to leave Sevilla. Under his tenure the team has conquested for 11 trophies. Now he is serving with the same designation with AS Roma.

5. Fabio Paratici :

Italian former playmaker, who has represented 11 teams in his senior career. After his retirement was appointed as chief observer as well as head of scout for Sampdoria. After serving 6 years for Sampdoria, Fabio moved to Juventus, where he was appointed as Head of technical areas and the sporting director.

Author’s Take :

Most probably the competition is between Dan Ashworth and Monchi having more chances to become the Director of Football of Man United. Whoever it may be their role is like knife on the neck. They will need to give better recognition to their role and to the team.