Darren Fletcher The Leading Candidate To Become United’s Technical Director – Sky Sports

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Darren Fletcher is now a leading candidate for the technical director job at Manchester United.

The Mancunian giants are set to appoint a technical director for the first time in their history, and a host of former Red Devils have already been linked with the brand new role.

The likes of Mike Phelan, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, and Edwin van der Sar have been in contention so far, and now, another ex-player has entered the fray.

According to Sky Sports, Darren Fletcher is not only being considered, but he is one of the leading candidates to take over the directorial job at Old Trafford.

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The report indicates that the midfielder has already held negotiations with the Manchester United hierarchy, and he could very well be appointed to function as the link between the board and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, the 35-year-old will not be expected to serve as the ‘transfer guru’ that will lead the player recruitment at the club.

Having played for Stoke City during the 2018-19 season, Fletcher is now out of contract, but is yet to announce his retirement as a player at both club and country levels.

Apart from the Scot, RB Leipzig’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell and Brighton director Dan Ashworth are also being considered as potential alternatives for the job.