Manchester United could be in for a revamp in terms of the board and decision-making process.
Reports state that the Old Trafford unit is in search of a technical director for the first time in its 141-year history. And to help the director out, United are now thinking of getting someone who knows everything about the club.
According to a report in The Metro, it has been stated that legendary midfielder Paul Scholes is being considered for a defining role to be a part of the structure.
The report adds that Scholes could be the one in easing out things for the technical director. Besides him, the likes of Patrice Evra and Darren Fletcher are also being considered.
United have had a disappointing period during their transition since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
The club wants major changes on and off the field in terms of personnel. Therefore, the role of someone like Scholes would be important in taking decisions behind-the-scenes.
Scholes, who left the job as the manager at Oldham, is back on television as a pundit. And like many other pundits, the Englishman has been highly critical of the United players.
If appointed, he will be needed at Old Trafford to assist in the decision-making process at board level. Overseeing the recruitment process will be a key part of the role as well.
The club needs a figure who can bring in some authority and help out manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the process, and Scholes fits the bill perfectly.