- Jul 6, 2016
He wouldnt come here, didnt he say he used to be a City fan?There's quite a lot of problems here, and daft interpretations.
Lets not pretend there weren't visions, plans and/or strategies to move United forward after Ferguson stepped down. The problem isn't developing visions, plans and strategies, any knobhead can do that. Why should we have hired a DOF in 2012, why not 2007 or even earlier, if it's so critical.
Liverpool's transfer committee and Michael Edwards during Rodgers reign was pretty much being used as an example on how not to run a football club, now it's the perfect solution.
We're talking about the future of the club, if it's in the form of a director of football, a larger committee (ala Liverpool's transfer committee), you still need to work out a plan so that the person you're hiring and/or people in the committee fit what you want to achieve. How did Damien Comolli work out at Liverpool ? He was a DOF, DOF's are mint. Michael Edwards doesn't have a fancy name, isn't from Spain/Italy/Argentina/somewhere foreign, yet he's a key part of Liverpool's success.
People are acting as if there's clear cut answers to everything. Ferguson wanted full autonomy, Mourinho craves it to the point where he goes into self-destruct mode to prove a point if he's not given it. Ole doesn't, he's happy to accept that signing players needs to be a bigger discussion. Nicky Butt is being given a larger role within the club as we're looking to improve our chances of successfully bringing players from the reserves and into the first team. People just ignore it because it's Nicky Butt, if we'd hired Nicolas Butte from France to do the same, half the forum would *** over it.
The important thing isn't if we hire a DOF or not, but if we make the needed structural changes to how we operate, that goes in terms of the football we play on all levels, strategies on player development, player signings and identifying the right type of manager. If that structural change happens to be int he form of a DOF, so be it, if it's decided it should be a committee, so be it, but anyone believing that we haven't hired a DOF because nobody is interested in such a role needs to get their heads checked.