There has been a lot of chatter around Manchester United for the past couple of weeks. The club decided to bring in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and shake up things in the dressing room, as prospects of European football were diminishing under Jose Mourinho. But this is not the only change expected at Old Trafford.
Reports suggest that the Red Devils are going to make changes to their club hierarchy, as they look to improve the player transfer process.
Many speculate that Ed Woodward’s incompetency in bringing in the right players in recent transfer windows could see a director of football appointed soon.
The Glazers have identified a number of candidates to take up the role, with Manchester-born Paul Mitchell leading the race. But now, a Manchester United legend has expressed his desire to take up the role.
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In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Peter Schmeichel has admitted that he is considering applying for the Director of Football position, and will be using the holidays to assess his abilities before taking the final decision.
“What’s really important is to get the Manchester United culture back and the identity back. I would like to see [the job go to] someone who has played there, and can bring some of that Sir Alex [Ferguson] mentality back in the whole of the football club,” said the legendary custodian.
“I’m considering: ‘Do I have the qualities?’ And if I come up to an answer to that question, then I will put my name in the hat. I’ll have a good think about this over Christmas and New Year and make a decision about it.”
Schmeichel might be a decent candidate for the job, but not the right one. Manchester United are in deep trouble at the moment, and need a man of experience to steer them back to winning ways. Since retirement, the former goalkeeper hasn’t done anything in the field of football management.
The 55-year-old burnt a bridge with Manucians when he decided to spend the last few years of his career at Manchester City.
The appointment of a Sporting Director is very important for Ed Woodward, as the fans have heavily criticized him for his performance in the transfer window. The stakes are high, and another wrong move could turn the board against him in the future.