Man Utd set to appoint Director of Football (when hell freezes over)

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  1. Apr 12, 2019

    Jim Beam Full Member

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    If we are after him, we can land him without doubt.

    Only if Ed starts the talking with, yeah Paul you are DoF, but the way I see it...
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    The Nani Full Member

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    Please let this be true.

    Mitchell wouldn’t take the job to be Ed’s PR boy. This would signal real change.
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    red thru&thru Full Member

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    Ideally Mitchell and then followed by Edwin vS...with Ed Wood eased out of ANY football duties
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    Lash Full Member

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    See Minsilat went to Stuttgart in the end. I could see Mitchell being in a technical director role, as that doesn't seem to be much of a step up from Head of Recruiting. That being said, I still think we'll see it being internal.
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    deadrevelz Banned

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    That is a problem yes. It comes down to whether Ed is willing and able to hire a competent candidate who will put the football before the finance. Of course Ed will get final say on what budget is available but if there is no power in the DoF position and Ed gets to choose how and where the money is spent, I don't see things getting much better.

    We need someone who is knowledgeable and forward thinking. They should know how all the success clubs operate and be able to copy and implement them at United as well as creating their own solutions. They should respect United's traditions but not be afraid to improve them.
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    Coops73 Full Member

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    I don’t know too much about Paul Mitchell but seeing some of the players he was behind recruiting at Southampton and Tottenham it would seem he has a good eye, i also read somewhere that if he sees youth coming through the clubs system he’ll hold back on signing a player in their position so as to allow them a route into the first team.

    He sounds ideal for us, can’t wait for Ed to sell him the “Disneyland” dream.
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Judas Open to offers

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    Not new news, but still massively fecking depressing.
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Ban Full Member

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    So basically Ed is searching for a DOF who'll be a yes man.
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    Carl has permanently erect nipples

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    Which has been a huge concern all along.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    Hmm.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Doubt it mean much.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    He’s not a DOF, Rangnick is, so there which might mean there’s something in this if we offer him the post.
    He’s also a Mancunian
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    #CR7 Full Member

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    As long as he's still in and around the squad on matchdays and is still involved in the training to some extent, I'd be all for him taking a bit more of a backseat to operate as a technical director.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    De Ligt wasn't gonna leave Ajax at such a young age. Bayern made a concerted effort to sign him but De Ligt wanted to develop at his boyhood club. We signed Fosu Mensah because his family wanted the move and he was considered along with De Ligt the two stand out talents. It seems like Langley is talking bollox.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    And yet Upamecano still had already agreed to join us. He is pretty much the perfect example. The move was all agreed upon until we fecked around and messed it up like several other academy signings at the time. As well as Dayot's agent coming out and saying that they changed their mind because we promised him a flat and then changed it to living with a host family and we wouldn't pay for his parents to visit. So he's in fact the perfect example of the board completely fecking shit up.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    That's not what he said, he and his mom picked Salzburg for football and because of the environment, he mentions the numerous french speakers. He does say that he didn't want to live in a host family and preferred to be in a dorm.
    https://www.sofoot.com/dayot-upamecano-j-ai-toujours-eu-un-corps-d-adulte-465944.html
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers.

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    We have a catch 22. We need a Dof but to appoint a decent one we have the man who has a history of making the worst football decisions on planet earth!

    Can someone else please look at appointing a dof other than Woodward !
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    Suedesi Full Member

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    This ain't happening, right lads?
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    croadyman New Member

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    Don't just stand still United and let Arsenal/Chelsea recruit a guy born and bred in Manchester, he obviously really wants the job and looked at some of the players he has unearthed in recent years for Southampton & Spurs, surely that has got to stand for something

    Ed needs to realise that he can't control the football side of things and he badly needs someone who has proper understanding of scouting and has a real eye for talent
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Andy Mitten, Mark Ogden, James Ducker and Robson have reported in the last month that Mitchell won't be someone we bring in. They could be wrong and Sky could be right of course.
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    Wazza4Gaffa New Member

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    A DoF makes too much sense and as a fan of Manchester United, and knowing our recent history, we will either not end up recruiting one or recruiting one who is nothing more than a puppet to Ed
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    Muhammad Fauzi Banned

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    We won’t appoint one or it will be someone from internal as always the board want to kept their money in pocket.
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    Muhammad Fauzi Banned

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    Just want to keep quiet and watch what will happen to this club in the long term. Will it be crumble or rise again
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    croadyman New Member

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    Yeah that is worrying because they're all reliable sources when it comes to Utd particularly Mitten. I know it's sounds negative but fear the worst with a potential internal appointment

    They are just going to be a yes man in Ed Woodwards back pocket and will do what the board tells them
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    RedCoffee Rants that backfired

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    It needs to happen soon otherwise the summer will be chaos once again.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Why should Woodward be given the job of bringing a DOF into our club. Surely it should be down to the board or senior members. Woodward will only bring in a YES man.

    What we need is someone to take over the reins from Woodward and sort out the whole wage structure and be able to negotiate contracts in the right way.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    It's probably too late for this summer already.
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    JEredDevil New Member

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    Wasn't there talk about King Eric returning as DOF few months back? Is it impossible now?
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    Roboc7 Full Member

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    It’s going to be someone internal I imagine so same people will effectively remain in charge of transfers, the only difference will be Ole instead of Jose.

    If they wanted someone external it would have been resolved much earlier to allow that person to have some kind of impact this summer, it’s too late now.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    This is most likely correct.
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    JEredDevil New Member

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    Sir Alex maybe? :drool:
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    time we bloody well got on with it...
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    First we heard that with Moaninho out we can get a DoF

    Then we heard that the new permanent manager and DoF will work together

    Now Ole's at the wheel and we are going to promote from within

    Woodward and co. don't see past the balance sheets, they care more about our next quarter results than our performance on the pitch. They are delighted that Ole has taken the spotlight off them, and it wasn't even their own man it was someone else's recommendation (probably SAF).
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    Waynne New Member

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    As long as Woodward is in charge I dont see an end to the mess this club is in.
    Unfortunately this club will continue on this path for years to come unless someone in the higher ups removes Woodwaed 100 percent from all football related matters and a Director of Football is appointed by a group of executives who know the club and its philosophy on the pitch.
    It's too late now doe anyone coming in to have any meaningful impact on our transfers and to build for the following season.
    This inability or lacklustre effort to plan ahead is the Achilles heel of the this club and the one part that infuriates me to no end as a fan.
    I dont care if we get hammered 3-0 by West Ham or Wolves, I know we are not there yet. Just show me some sort of fecking plan for the future apart from changing managers left and right.
    I will take a loss knowing we building some sort of championship winning side.
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    Coops73 Full Member

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    Maybe the new owners are waiting to have their say first.