Respected ESPN journalist Julien Laurens has shared his view that Manchester United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is ‘completely out of his depth’.
Hands up for everyone who agrees… woah, there’s a lot of you!
‘I don’t think he’s evil, I just think he’s completely out of his depth,’ he said, as quoted by The Peoples Person.
‘Genius? I believe that in marketing wise, his real thing, which is not what he’s doing now what he was doing before in his previous life, genius no doubt.’
Woodward has really struggled to deliver on the football front and that explains why Manchester United have not had much success in the post-Ferguson years. It concerns us that United are no longer looking to appoint a director of football and it probably means we’ll be hearing the same amount of stories about his bizarre dealings – or lack of…
He has overseen the appointment of five different managers — David Moyes, Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaal, José Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Five managers since he took over from David Gill in 2013.
Laurens rightly adds: ‘That’s not the job he’s supposed to do, he’s not very good at it.
‘Right now as we’ve seen in the last 7 years pretty much that there’s been more lows than highs in what Ed Woodward has done as a Manchester United CEO.’
United are getting good publicity at the moment — a vast improvement on what it was like around the Christmas and New Year period. Woodward’s house was a target for angered fans which sparked controversy.
It will be interesting to see what sort of business we get done in the summer.