Yeah, a manager can't be a hard cunt, so we need someone else who's not involved everyday with the players to be one.
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I can also see it from both sides. Much of our current woes have manifested because we lost sight of our identity and then hopped fro Moyes to Van Gaal to Jose, all of whom had their own ethos. So trying to re-embed the values that made us great, makes sense. But we need to modernise our playing, coaching and scouting setup - all of that could benefit from a fresh outlook.bman2 wrote: ↑2 months agoSky are reporting that Fletcher is favourite for the DoF position: https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... rector-job
Interesting read on the subject here, too: https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/mancheste ... s_10052019
"Whoever gets the job must understand Manchester United, the culture and traditions of the club. That means that experienced sporting directors with no previous United connection who’ve put themselves forward have politely been told ‘thanks but no thanks’.
That can be looked at two ways. As a positive, since Bayern Munich and Ajax have usually kept things in-house with success, that Anfield boot room mentality. Sir Alex Ferguson approves of this. Or negatively, since someone from outside might be a better person to do the job, might be multi-lingual with a greater knowledge of world football and the agents who work within it.
The best sporting directors don’t only know that there’s a brilliant right back in Bari, Berlin or Bordeaux, but they know who his agent his, who his agent knows and works with, what their intentions are, whether they are to be trusted and what the intentions of the selling club are."
Fergie's at the wheel.
Nail on head. Even if this was a good idea, it's never going to work because it's being blundered by a board that only know sales and marketing. The "United Way" has just become another commodity to sell back to the fans.
I may be able to fix a forum but I can't fix a fuckwit
The Glazers have seen out the 'Green and Gold uprising', where fans threatened to boycott games etc. This current phase is nothing to them. The cash keeps rolling in, for now, and they'll continue to make commercial decisions over footballing ones. But it's only a matter of time before the likes of Kohler (£20m per season) and Adidas (£75m per season) call a meeting with Woodward and explain that they no longer want to associated. And then the Glazers will leverage more debt onto the club, maybe even sell the car park for affordable housing, who knows. Just look what they did to Tampa Bay Buccaneers.