Tweet— Twitter API (@user) date Tweet— Twitter API (@user) date Spoiler Manchester United have appointed Rebecca Britain as their new club secretary following John Alexander's retirement and are set to appoint a director of football operations. United have split the role into three following Alexander’s retirement and it is understood the club has acknowledged the need for a director of football role, having opposed it in the past out of fear it diluted the manager's role. Alexander's departure is believed to have been viewed as an opportunity to preside over a restructure. Britain is expected to report to the new director of football operations, as will academy staff. United currently have a technical director in John Murtough, who temporarily ran the academy with Alexander following Brian McClair's departure in 2015. Liverpool supporter Alexander, who is the uncle of Trent Alexander-Arnold, spent seven years in the role after joining United from Tottenham but retired in September. Rebecca Britain held the post of football secretary at Tottenham and becomes just the sixth United secretary since 1926 and the first female in the post. Alexander also joined United from Spurs. Walter Crickmer was the club secretary between 1926 and 1958, when he was killed in the Munich air disaster, and was succeeded by Les Olive, who served for 30 years. Ken Merrett took over the post between 1988 and 2007 before Ken Ramsden, who spent 50 years working for United in various capacities, served a three-year stint prior to Alexander's arrival. United manager Jose Mourinho previously worked with Internazionale technical director Marco Brancaa, a general director at Real Madrid in Jorge Valdano and technical director Michael Emenalo at Chelsea.