Manchester United are reportedly desperate to appoint a new technical director within the next two weeks.
The Sun report that United chiefs are weighing up their options over an appointment, and are hoping to have someone in before the pre-season tour of Australia on 8th July.
The technical director will be expected to contribute to the completion of transfers, as well as identifying potential future targets with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Moreover, the report states that United have already discussed the role with ex-players Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher.
Both Ferdinand and Fletcher understand United, but have no experience in such roles, so surely it would be a more suitable choice to bring in someone experience in handling transfers. Edwin Van Der Sar could be perfect for the role given his success at Ajax and his past at Old Trafford, but the Dutchman may be hard to prize away from Amsterdam.
United have made slow progress this window; so far only signing winger Daniel James from Swansea. Solskjaer had hoped that all his targets would be signed before the beginning of pre-season, but this now looks unlikely.
A technical director simply has to be brought in to offer much needed assistance and knowledge in securing transfers.