The latest news focuses on Manchester United, where Erik ten Hag is set to have less influence on transfers when Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes over football operations.
Ratcliffe plans to appoint a sporting director to handle recruitment. Despite some struggles this season, Ten Hag’s job is safe, and he won’t be replaced.
However, Ratcliffe’s vision is to have a setup similar to Manchester City’s, with a dedicated sporting director.
The i newspaper notes that Ten Hag’s preference for former Eredivisie players hasn’t paid off, and he’ll have a reduced role in transfers. Paul Mitchell, the former head of recruitment at Tottenham, is a top candidate for the new sporting director position.
Mitchell, who recently left his role at Monaco and has connections with Ratcliffe, is keen on a move to Old Trafford since he’s back in the Manchester area.