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29 Mar 2019 03:15:06
An article just came out saying United's two candidates for the DoF role are internal. John Mutagh and Marcel Bout?

Murtagh was discussed when his name first came up, does anyone know anything about Bout? (no pun intended)

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29 Mar 2019 04:19:29
Marcel Bout is one of the best choice as per Ed002 if I remember correctly.
Hope there is some truth in those reports.

29 Mar 2019 07:30:00
Interesting piece in the Telegraph. Suggests it may be a Technical Director rather than a Director of Football. The Techhnical Director would work with the manager and both report into CEO.

29 Mar 2019 11:30:09
Bout time we got this sorted.

29 Mar 2019 11:58:35
What exactly is the difference between a tech director and a DoF - is it level of influence or seniority in structure, or just one position having two titles?

{Ed002's Note - A DoF would be responsible for all footballing sides and the scouting system. Typically a TD would be responsible for the scouting and often setting a style of play.}

29 Mar 2019 12:18:46
What do you think Bout is a good choice? Just curious. What are his qualities?

{Ed002's Note - Bout has extensive coaching experience, particularly at Feyenoord and Bayern Munich and joined Manchester United with LvG in a scouting role, for which he is very well respected in the business. I don't recall what I said before but you can search the site.}

29 Mar 2019 13:56:31
Thanks for clarifying that Ed. if we have shifted our focus to finding a TD then i take that as Woodward wanting to keep first team matters under his thumb. Not a good thing as he has gone far too long and caused many issues simply because there is no one to challenge his opinion and stance on matters he has little experience with.
On the plus side us moving towards establishing a style of play should make our recruitment better in the long term. LvG tried to do this by getting all the footballing teams playing the same way and changing the scouting / training. Only issue was his style did not suit what the fans wanted.

{Ed002's Note - I am far from convinced.}

29 Mar 2019 14:46:54
I am not convinced either Ed. Unless Woodward wants to trust others' with more experience in footballing matters and let go a little, the structure is not going to do its job. But as a fan, i can only hope he does soon and enjoy the good football in the meanwhile.

01 Apr 2019 04:53:28
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

01 Apr 2019 11:55:32
Given Bout was brought in by LVG would he not want to bring in players to match LVG’s style instinctively?



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