Man Utd set to appoint Director of Football

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    J_XO New Member

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    Had a feeling this was happening after José’s recent quotes
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    About fecking time.

    Daft tweet text. Did City invent the DoF?
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Interesting.
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    Nick. Full Member

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    Shouldn't this have been Javier Ribalta? Or was he in a different position?
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Finally.
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    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Haha, maybe Mourinho should've watched his mouth.
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    Fingers crossed. Hope we appoint a good one
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    He was just a scout.
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    Stop getting your hopes up, Ed will become director of football :lol:
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    Good, I hope this is true. We could have done with one since Fergie left, really. Would have made things much less of a mess, looks at how many of LVG's signings have been phased out already. Will be very interesting to see who we would go for.
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    Dumat12 obviously doesn't know moses

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    Maybe it's because of Mourinho's comments that the board has decided to finally act?
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    FootyGirl88

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    I hope so - I wonder who we have in mind for the position.
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    We shoudlnt do it for the sake of it, need to find a really good one
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    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    That'd still be fine with me, although I suspect that isn't the case. If his words were the decisive factor then it's the opposite outcome to the one he was after. Again, fine with me. The less control he has the better. Hopefully he'll walk.
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    maybe he said what he said after finding out this news? Just a thought. Or do you think United have made this decision in the days since Jose said what he said?
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    What exactly do they do?
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    I think you've got this the wrong way around mate. Ed probably realised he was looking a right tit. Let's just hope this will be handled professionally.
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    United are discussing the expansion of their training complex in Carrington because the recently formed women’s team requires facilities and extra personnel. Once these changes are executed it is expected the director of football will be appointed.

    What does one thing have to do with the other? The sooner you appoint someone the better prepared the club is for January and beyond. Are they worried they don't have an empty office without expanding Carrington?
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    Oh well. This means we're not appointing anyone any time soon if we're waiting for this to be solved. Gonna be a year or so.
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    This is what I thought too. Surely a director of football would want to be a part of those changes and to shape them in some way.
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    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    They're just looking for a spin on it that isn't "we just had a disaster of a transfer window and we've fallen out with our manager". There's also the knowledge that the longer they delay it, the more likely it is that Mourinho goes in the meantime.
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    "United are discussing the expansion of their training complex in Carrington because the recently formed women’s team requires facilities and extra personnel. Once these changes are executed it is expected the director of football will be appointed."

    How are these two things connected? Can they not do both at the same time? Briefing the media before the pressure (criticism) on the board starts building. That's what it is. If they do end up appointing an actual DoF it will be 5 years late but still a move in the right direction.
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    They deal with all the footballing aspects at the club - scouting players/transfers/ contracts/Academy

    They pretty much set out the long term vision/philosophy for the club.
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    Aren't they refurbishing The Cliff for the women's team?
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    This makes more sense now - “I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager, that's the way it's going."
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    About time. I know we like to laugh at Arsenal (and with justification) but since they've appointed Mislintat and Sanllehi you've seen a real difference in their transfer policy. It's about time we followed suit. Woodward is a world class corporate CEO and we need to get an equally adept footballing brain next to him to sort out the transfers.
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    Oh look, another one :rolleyes:
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    I don't really buy this. We were linked with appointing one a few years back but Mourinho was apparently against it so we didn't. I can see us appointing one when we do eventually look for a new manager, but not any time soon otherwise we would have got Monchi or appointed Ribalta as one when they were available and we were changing things behind the scenes with scouts etc.

    Bit of a problem with the continuity of football style and ethos is that Mourinho's style clashes with "the United way", so would it be that after Mourinho we would continue to appoint managers with a similar style of play to him or is it going to be the case that we'll go back to a more traditional style and then continue it on from there? Similar question with players.

    Yep.
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    You'll consider me a visionary by December.
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    I wonder how long this media warfare between the board and the manager head coach will last.
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    Probably Ed changed his mind. This entire window has been weird with us seemingly changing some of the policies like now not wanting to sign old players, and being a bit financially more responsible, in addition to overruling the manager in transfer window. Probably Ed gave 2 years to Mourinho, wasn't satisfied with the results, saw Mourinho not changing the way how he was dealing, and so decided to change things.

    The only weird things are why we didn't do this on April, and why do we have to wait for the facilities to finish before we appoint a DoF. Also, it doesn't make much sense to wait until Mourinho leaves/is sacked to get a DoF, considering that DoF should be the one who identifies the next manager (or at least makes a list of potential choices).
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    A sensible question. I suspect not..
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    Maybe the relationship between ed and Jose is so broken they need a go-between
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    Is this a real position or a puppet figure? They won't tell but I'm sure we'll be able to guess from the person that is hired and who retains what functions.

    What does this paragraph tell us?

    "Woodward is still expected to have a key role in recruitment following the appointment of a director of football, with Mourinho and his successors still substantially involved in player recruitment."
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    Ooh a Director of Footballer!! Cool.

    Now all our transfer muppets' problems are over.