Manchester United discuss new technical director role, but Mourinho will hold things up – report

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United have reportedly discussed the possibility of introducing a brand new role at the club at board level.

According to ESPN FC, Man United have held discussions regarding the appointment of a technical director, a previously non-existent position at Old Trafford.

Numerous reports have previously suggested something similar. Names such as Andrea Berta of Atletico Madrid, Fabio Paratici of Juventus, RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell and AS Roma’s Monchi have been mentioned.

The job would be designed and put in place with the aim of overhauling the player recruitment side of things at United.

However, ESPN claims that such a position will not be filled and such an appointment will not be made until current manager Jose Mourinho leaves the club.

The Portuguese is unlikely to want to have his power at the club lessened by a new figure. If he does approve the appointment, then things could move forward, though.

Mitchell, one of the aforementioned names, has recently admitted that he is flattered by links to United, the team of his hometown.

There is an urgent need for such a role at the club. United have, for far too long, bought players without any long-term strategy.

Managers have been appointed who are hugely different in their methods and players are bought for the sake of status rather than effectiveness in the team. That has left United falling behind their rivals.

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