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04 Jun 2019 08:21:07
Hi ed!

Was just wondering if we are anywhere close on filling the sporting director position? Please tell me Rio and Fletcher was fake news on the media. Would be a disaster.


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04 Jun 2019 10:12:42
we ain't going to appoint one.

one should have already been appointed

yeah you can say it takes time but other clubs get things done no problem.

04 Jun 2019 10:25:54
Supposedly the club want an inside man for the role. A name I saw suggested the other day as one that maybe should be considered but doesn't seem to be is Jordi Cruyff as he is an ex player who has actually held a director of football role before and been very successful at it.

04 Jun 2019 10:38:08
Another year without a sporting director. I wonder if this club genuinely has ambition.

Another summer of wrong recruitment and we will be looking to sell this players next summer.

04 Jun 2019 12:39:05
What is your opinion of Cruyff Shappy? I have no idea about his quality in the role but pretty sure would be better than Rio or Fletch.

04 Jun 2019 12:43:13
Good shout Shappy!

Jordi Cruyff has been a Sporting Director for 7 years albeit at smaller clubs.

Like you say he fits the profile of using an ex player in a role and he was around at Utd when Ole was a player.

04 Jun 2019 14:54:02
I don't know a great deal about him in that role, only that he has been successful in helping Maccabi Haifa become champions again after a long stint not competing. He over saw a couple of changes of manager while maintaining being competitive and retaining the title. He also bought well while in that role.

That said Manchester United are on a whole other level to Maccabi Haifa, it would be a significant step up. However, you'd have to believe that he would have a huge advantage in such a role over people such as Fletcher or Rio who have never performed in such a role.

04 Jun 2019 15:10:55
*Maccabi Tel Aviv obviously. lol.

04 Jun 2019 18:38:57
Folks, Rio and Fletch are being considered for the recruitment committee (ah la Liverpool) not the DOF position.



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