Manchester United executives risk losing jobs amid potential takeover

A lot of uncertainty will come with a takeover of Manchester United when you think about it.

Financially we would have no problems if Qatar are success in their bid to takeover the club, but morally, that raises serious questions that cannot be ignored.

Something I have thought about are the executives — Richard Arnold and John Murtough — because the former was an internal appointment made by the Glazer family in the wake of Ed Woodward’s decision to leave the club after the European Super League collapsed.

However, according to Football Insider, Arnold and Murtough face the sack if Qatari investors win the takeover battle!

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani is leading the Qatari consortium and has pledged to make a debt-free offer for 100 per cent of the football club. The chairman of QIB is a 41-year-old banker and son of former Qatar Prime Minster Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani.

The aim for Qatar is to sportswashing and they believe bringing Manchester United back to former glories will help them achieve that.

Meanwhile, it is suggested in the report that sources in France think Hassan Al Thawadi and Nasser al-Khater are names in the frame to take over the day-to-day running of the club.

That in turn would spell the end of chief executive Arnold – just a year after replacing Woodward in the role.

On the other hand, this could spell bad news for Murtough as well, with the director of football likely to be moved on if Qatar is successful.

Qatar faces competition from Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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