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(Video) Guardian reporter sheds like on Man Utd’s search for a Director of Football

Jamie Jackson from the Guardian has sat down with FullTimeDEVILS to discuss all things Manchester United.

It was initially thought that once United had José Mourinho’s successor in place the club would work on finding a director of some sort, but we don’t seem any closer to appointing anyone for that role.

So, if that means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s business this summer depends on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, it may be time to fear the worst!

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Judging by Jackson’s comments on the United’s search for a Director of Football, he appears to know something and adds some valuable insight into that apparent search.

“It started out as a Director of Football, now it’s a technical director who isn’t really going to be a head honcho, as I say. It sounds like a glorified scout to me, transfer ambassador and that’s why someone like Rio [Ferdinand] was in for it. He’s got the sort of allure and I get that bit of glamour.

 “In terms of expertise in this field, I would say, and it’s an obvious one, Van der Sar is the person I will go for. He went to Ajax as a business manager on the football side. He’s got that business experience and obviously he knows football.”

Jackson concluded: “But apparently, whoever it is is going to be working alongside the manager but I’m not too sure where this person is.”

Watch Jackson’s conversation with Jay from FTD below.

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