One would have thought that a big club like Manchester United would have their Director of Football (DoF) in place at the moment just like what’s obtainable in many of the big clubs on the European football scene, but that’s not the case at the Theatre of Dreams.

Several candidates were interviewed for the role earlier this year but nothing is yet to come out of it.

Former Manchester United players like Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher were interviewed for the post while Edwin Van Der Sar recently talked about taking up a role like that at the club.

Ex-Man Utd shot-stopper Edwin Van Der Sar is the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) at Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.

According to the publication from The Athletic, Manchester United are yet to appoint a Director of Football partly due to the fact that club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan already do some of the jobs expected of a DoF.

Both Solskjaer and Phelan are under serious pressure to keep their respective jobs after the indifferent start to the season in the Premier League in particular.

Manchester United are in the 12th position on the table at the moment.


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