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13 Jun 2024 15:31:12
Quick question for Ed02 from the uninitiated. With all talk of Berrada, Blanc, Ashworth, Wilcox, Brailsford et al it's easy to wonder if there is a danger of there being too many chefs involved at the club. Do you believe that to be the case? Forgive my naivety but I assume these roles all exist at other clubs but I'm not sure of what they're each likely to be tasked with other than Wilcox who seems important in terms of helping define the style of play and perhaps recommend players. So what are the key differences between say Blanc and Ashworth, what would they be doing?
Finally does Wilcox's opinion carry enough weight without all of the others to begin bringing in players? Thanks and sorry for the long-winded question.

{Ed002's Note - They all have differing roles and clubs set up differently but Manchester United are looking at a fairly traditional approach. Blanc is a businessman in sports and Cheif Exec of Ineos sports involvement - and will oversee Manchester United. Ashworth is a Director of Football who will oversee the various teams, managers and the scouting and recruitment system. I really don't know how Wilcox will be used but he will be there to assist the coach from a tactical perspective.}

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14 Jun 2024 09:58:41
Cheers Ed. Much appreciated.

14 Jun 2024 16:21:57
Just a rejoinder kinda question Ed if you don't mind. We know Berrada will be Utd's CEO, but you did not touch on him in your reply. Can we consider him as a mini Blanc? He does what Blanc does for Ineos but he does it only for utd and reports directly to Blanc?

{Ed002's Note - No. I would be wary of him.}

14 Jun 2024 19:33:48
I might be wrong but my understanding of Wilcox's role is that he is there to help create the footballing vision of the side, to help with a unified way of playing from academy to first team. To assist with recruiting players for the first team and to make sure there is a pathway into the first team for the best academy players.

From my understanding the football style isn't very specific, it won't be focusing on specific patterns of play, or even formation. But a basic principle. From what I gather they want a more possession based, control the game style of play, with less focus on counter attacks and counter pressing.

{Ed002's Note - I think you are reading too much in to it. He is the Technical Director looking at maintaining high levels of performance.}

15 Jun 2024 12:04:02
Probably Ed002.





 

 

 
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