Strettycast #101 – Update on United’s search for a director of football

Manchester United have identified Juventus’ chief scout Matteo Tognozzi as a possible candidate to become the club’s sporting director, according to Stretty News reporter Leah Smith.

Tognozzi became Juventus’ chief scout in 2017 following successful recruitment roles at Zenit St.Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The highly-rated scout is regarded as one of Europe’s most pioneering recruitment specialists.

Dale catches up with Leah for a quick chat about her story, the meaning behind out and to settle some inaccuracies surfacing on social media and one particular fan channel.

A director of football has long been on the agenda for Manchester United. The questions is will the situation at the club change with an appointment?

Dale stresses his fears about the Glazer ownership again and doesn’t think Tognozzi — should he be appointed — will have much leg room to do his job as he’d like to.

Check out our latest podcast and make your own mind up about the story. Our job is to report the news as it happens, and nothing was published to suggest an appointment was imminent like a number of ill-advised takes would have you believe.

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