- Dec 12, 2012
You're spot on. And I've seen some criticism of SAF over the years for not implementing a modern structure but that wasn't his job and why the feck would he change things when the structure he had in place was working for him. It was Gill's job as CEO to make sure United were planning for the future and moving with the times.Woodward's failings were partly enabled by the lack of a modern footballing structure David Gill had left.
Woodward was awful, a disaster for this club, but he also inherited a dinosaur of an organisation that was held together by the phenomenal force of Sir Alex Ferguson and made his bosses look good.
I see those final years under Fergie as a time of hubris and complacency (from a club structure perspective) followed by the collapse under Woodward.