Ineos appointments - Who will they be?

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Blanc and Brailsford are nailed on,

will it be Ashworth or Mitchell for Director of Football? Will it be both with Mitchell being Head of Recruitment?

either way any of those situations are a monumental upgrade.
 

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I think it’ll be all four and that will be an absolutely monumental upgrade on what we have. It’ll probably be one of the most qualified setups in world sport
 

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Blanc and Brailsford are nailed on,

will it be Ashworth or Mitchell for Director of Football? Will it be both with Mitchell being Head of Recruitment?

either way any of those situations are a monumental upgrade.
The rumours are all four. Ashworth coming away from Newcastle will be the tricky one but a number of credible sources seem to suggest its on.
 

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Hopefully, Paul Mitchell.

I think there will gradually be INEOS staff brought in. Maybe, certain roles will be outsourced as it is a multinational company.

The operations of the club will change.Especially, if INEOS begins to fund infrastructure in the future resulting in Ratcliffe increasing in his shareholding.

People on here may have much of an insight into this process than what I do? I am just speculating.
 

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I think Mitchell is in the bag. INEOS wanted him at Nice, he's currently unemployed, he is a Manchester lad and he returned to the UK to stay. Id like to head of see Ashworth as Sporting director with Mitchell as head of recruitment.
 

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Blanc and Brailsford are already on the board or will be, Mitchell aswell I feel it's pretty certain .

I think we will make a big push for Ashworth but he will have a non compete so we won't see him in post till after the summer..
 

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Ashworth please. All of his Newcastle signings has just been great.
 

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The rumours are all four. Ashworth coming away from Newcastle will be the tricky one but a number of credible sources seem to suggest its on.
If all 4 are in then I think it could be the biggest appointments in a decade, going from having no idea how to run a club to one of the best setups in the world.

in an ideal world the glazers would be out the door but it’s hard not to be excited with the names being linked
 
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It's not only about appointments but creating the right positions, enabling them with the correct amount of power, delegating responsibilities properly... A full restructuring in those higher roles. That alone will take time. Then in terms of who we bring in, it's unlikely that every appointment is correct right away. Loads of people to change there, they're bound to make mistakes here and there too.

Setting the structure right with correct responsibilities delegated throughout is what will help us have sustainable success, and not rely on specific individuals just being the very best at their jobs and carrying the team. The goal is having the right setup engrained everywhere that having good people in most of these will be enough for constant improvements and a high floor as a club where we aren't underperforming our spending, and the times when you actually have the best people in charge you are seriously competing for everything available and peaking as a club.
 

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Why is it we always have to rework the circle.

Ineos should look at other successful clubs & appoint accordingly, don’t need 2 people for roles only 1 person usually has. Just put the industry best into roles.
 

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Blanc and Brailsford are nailed on,

will it be Ashworth or Mitchell for Director of Football? Will it be both with Mitchell being Head of Recruitment?

either way any of those situations are a monumental upgrade.
All 4 of them. The dream team.
 

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If the reports are true and Ineos are actually selecting the new CEO that a major win imo. Considering it's not a sporting position it bodes really well for us that Ineos are still the ones selecting who gets the position.
 

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Probably no one that the press have guessed at so far apart from Blanc and Brailsford.
 

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Dan Ashworth looks like a man that could give us the vision and identity that we need. Squad makeup is a mish mash of philosophies and hugely contrasting styles across atleast 4 different managers so it's no wonder it's so disjointed. Someone needs to decide what we want to be and stick with it, if a manager doesn't work out a new man comes in and should be fit to slot in and work with that is there seamlessly. Recruitment should obviously fit this identity and youth setup should also be totally in sync with it so we are developing the right style of players for the way we want to play
 

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Ashworth comes with a solid vision and track experience of actually running a thing.

Paul Mitchel should be Head of Transfers as he has a shitload of connections in the footie world. No way Paul should come instead of Ashworth.
 

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Why is it we always have to rework the circle.

Ineos should look at other successful clubs & appoint accordingly, don’t need 2 people for roles only 1 person usually has. Just put the industry best into roles.
Why is it you always have to find something to complain about? This is a discussion about potentially having some of the most talented people in football back office roles working at the club, and somehow you've found something to moan about, it's incredible :lol:
 

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For those saying it will be all four of Blanc, Brailsford, Ashworth and Mitchell - any idea what the breakdown of role / responsibilities would look like within that group?

The distinctions between technical, football and sporting directors have always been a bit fuzzy to me so I’m particularly unclear around Ashworth / Mitchell.

Seems like Blanc is most likely to take the CEO position which seems the most distinct given it extends past the sporting department and will include accountability for strategy, brand, commercial, finance etc.
 

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Just exclude ETH from all transfer related discussion.. that's all I want.
Give him the players and let him coach.. if he cant, he can leave.
 

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Genuine question…Can someone please explain the difference between the current back room set up and what is likely to happen under SJR

Gary Neville is regularly talking about the infrastructure and how it needs to be addressed. Are we really that far away from what other clubs are doing in regards to structure?

or is it that we’ve just had poor people doing the roles and learning on the job?
 

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For those saying it will be all four of Blanc, Brailsford, Ashworth and Mitchell - any idea what the breakdown of role / responsibilities would look like within that group?

The distinctions between technical, football and sporting directors have always been a bit fuzzy to me so I’m particularly unclear around Ashworth / Mitchell.

Seems like Blanc is most likely to take the CEO position which seems the most distinct given it extends past the sporting department and will include accountability for strategy, brand, commercial, finance etc.
Haha…just beat me to it
 

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Blanc and Brailsford alone are two men who inspire much more confidence than any Glazer appointment of the last ten years.
 

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Based on what I’ve read about JCB and Bailsford and what they achieved with Juve, PSG and for the British cycling team (https://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains) I feel like we’re finally heading in the right direction.

If we could top it off with Ashworth I’d be over the moon. But I guess he won’t be easy to lure away from Newcastle now with their ongoing project.
 

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Blanc and Mitchell appointed to club roles, Brailsford with an overview but not necessarily employed directly by the club.

I don’t see Ashworth leaving Newcastle if I’m honest, not least because they are ahead of us in their trajectory at this moment.
 

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Think Potter will be new manager sooner or later. Agree with other 4 mentioned.
 

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Genuine question…Can someone please explain the difference between the current back room set up and what is likely to happen under SJR

Gary Neville is regularly talking about the infrastructure and how it needs to be addressed. Are we really that far away from what other clubs are doing in regards to structure?

or is it that we’ve just had poor people doing the roles and learning on the job?
I saw a breakdown on one of the YouTubers sites that had Murtough and TH in the same bracket/line as each other, below Arnold. This will surely be changed with the manager much lower in the structure.
 

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Blanc and Mitchell appointed to club roles, Brailsford with an overview but not necessarily employed directly by the club.

I don’t see Ashworth leaving Newcastle if I’m honest, not least because they are ahead of us in their trajectory at this moment.
Exactly.

I think Paul Mitchell will be DoF - he's been linked with us for years, for obvious reasons.
 

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Are they football person?

It takes a great foootballing vision to employ the right people, it takes even a greater vision to filter out if they're the real deal or a fraud along the way. Even our very own SAF botches it with picking his successor.

I have no doubt even ETH or Van Gaal can do a 1 hour interview on tactics and wow us out, even Gary Neville can easilly do that.

Remember Rangnick. We all thought he's shit, and now it turns out he's not that shit at the end of the day. What's the guarantee Blanc and Jim can decide on the right person.

I'm skeptical. They're no Glazer but they're hardly proven, and it's not like they come with oil money.

I hope I'm wrong.
 

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It's not only about appointments but creating the right positions, enabling them with the correct amount of power, delegating responsibilities properly... A full restructuring in those higher roles. That alone will take time. Then in terms of who we bring in, it's unlikely that every appointment is correct right away. Loads of people to change there, they're bound to make mistakes here and there too.

Setting the structure right with correct responsibilities delegated throughout is what will help us have sustainable success, and not rely on specific individuals just being the very best at their jobs and carrying the team. The goal is having the right setup engrained everywhere that having good people in most of these will be enough for constant improvements and a high floor as a club where we aren't underperforming our spending, and the times when you actually have the best people in charge you are seriously competing for everything available and peaking as a club.
Anyone here knows what. The thing we dont know and not many know is who. What if the people they appointed is actually another fraud and they're none the wiser. Give them a young Fergie they dont know whether to persist with his radical views or sack him. If a young Fergie somehow reincarnated i dont think he would last 5 years selling the likes of Bruno and Rashford and needing 5 years to make it. If and a very big if he made it
 

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If they want the best in class it seems Ashworth is the one to go for

Id be very excited to have a club whereby the club itself has a playing style on its own signings. So we aren’t constantly starting from scratch when we hire a new manager