Manchester United not looking for a director of football – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United are not looking to appoint a director of football amid rumours that Louis van Gaal is set for a role change at the club, according to Sky Sports.

There were reports this week that van Gaal would see out the final year of his contract at Man United as a director of football.

This would open the door for Jose Mourinho, sacked by Chelsea earlier this term, to take on the role of manager from next season. But United have no intention of making such a move.

Van Gaal has overseen an awful campaign at United in which his side have only mustered a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League, although they could end it on a high note with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Van Gaal spotted the talent of Anthony Martial and has promoted players such as Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah but it’s hard to imagine him and Mourinho both working together at the club.

Mourinho is known to have demanded total authority at the clubs he has managed and their different personalities might have clashed. If United are to bring a world-class boss like Mourinho in, they would be wise to give him what he wants.

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