After we all thought Ed Woodward was gone for good at the end of the year, there’s now reports saying he is in talks about a new role at Manchester United.
A ‘consultancy role’…
The highly-criticised Manchester United vice-chairman was set to depart the club pretty soon but the Daily Mail claims he is in discussions with the club to keep some sort of influence in a consultancy-type role once he leaves his current post.
Just like a bad smell, there’s no getting rid of Woodward. It shows the amount of faith the Glazers have him in and that is every reason why fans should oppose to this move (not that it will make any difference).
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 8, 2021
Woodward took over his current role in 2013 following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and departure of David Gill. Since then, he has played a major role in employing four different managers, without a single Premier League title to show for it.
Investment bankers aren’t usually mistaken for football people but the Glazers wouldn’t know a football if one slapped them in the face.
This is also a man who played a key role in the Glazer’s debt-ridden buyout in 2005. Someone who can’t be trusted.
This will leave a sour taste in the mouth, yet it remains to be seen how much of a difference this actually makes in the running of the club.
Richard Arnold isn’t a popular figure among fans either and the Glazers are only going to replace Woodward with someone of the same ilk.
Ultimately, I want the Glazers out of the club. Woodward definitely doesn’t have a place here.