Key United Figure Could Leave Old Trafford Because Of Ed Woodward

Manchester United director Sir Bobby Charlton and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the match.

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Manchester United gaffer, Jose Mourinho could be heading towards the exit at Old Trafford after growing increasingly frustrated with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, as per reports.

Mourinho’s arrival has somewhat brought back the glory days at the Theatre of Dreams after the Special One won the Europa League along with the Community Shield and Carabao Cup in his debut season last year.

The Red Devils have started the 2017-18 campaign with a bang as well having won six of their opening eight league games. They are currently placed second in the Premier League table behind rivals Manchester City, who have been on a rampage this season.

But according to the report by Duncan Castles from the Daily Record, the Portuguese tactician appears to be growing frustrated with the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward.

According to the 54-year-old manager the major area of concern seems to be the ‘unnecessary bureaucratic and inefficient organisation’. Furthermore, Mourinho appears to have lost faith in Ed Woodward’s way of handling business, which has primarily risen due to his failure in landing key targets for the Portuguese.

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

Reuters / Lee Smith

It was also reported that because of the current state of events at Old Trafford Mourinho might not sign an extension, which has not yet been discussed, with the club.

Castles wrote: “There have been no discussions between the club’s Europa League winning coach and Ed Woodward over extending a three-year contract that is close to reaching its midpoint.”

The Red Devils boss himself is uncertain about a contract renewal, but while talking to French television channel TF1, he claimed that United wouldn’t be the end of his managerial career.

“What I can say is that I am still a manager with questions, with ambitions, with a desire to do new things and I do not think – I am sure – that I will not finish my career here,” Mourinho said.

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  1. Mike Cramer on October 17, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Football has to be the club’s business, The Manager is wining. We are playing good football at what point will Woodward see that the club is bigger than him. The focus needs to be on football

  2. Jeffrey Nolan on October 18, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I think woodward should think about what the is about and what the special one has done since he tuck over from van hal three trophies in one season he should go get the players the manger put to him we have started well for the first time since sir Alex Ferguson left woodward is a tick he should see the club will always be bigger than him so come on woodward give the special one what he wants.

  3. mike cook on October 18, 2017 at 7:20 am

    get rid of woodworm let Jose chose his man we will keep him then simple

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