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!
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.