Rio Ferdinand Could Return To Manchester United In A Brand New Role

BT Sport's Rio Ferdinand.

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Rio Ferdinand could return to Manchester United in a sporting director role.

The obvious disconnect between the United’s management and recruitment policy is becoming more and more apparent. The recent signings that the club has indulged in have been more advertisement oriented than representing a tactical voice on the field.

And now United hierarchy are looking to appoint their first sporting director before the start of next season.

According to Sky Sports, Rio Ferdinand is among several candidates United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has spoken to regarding the position.


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The English giants, who are likely to miss out on Champions League football for the third time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, want a sporting director who understands how the club works.

The Daily Mail also report that United owners the Glazer family have been keen to bring back Rio Ferdinand on board since his retirement.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also open to the prospect of a sporting director being appointed.

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