Manchester United are reportedly planning to recruit their first-ever director of football after failing to secure their preferred targets during the recently concluded transfer window.
United boss Jose Mourinho had handed a list of potential transfer targets at the end of last season but vice-chairman Ed Woodward could only manage to sanction one major signing in the form of Fred.
As a result, Mourinho was left extremely frustrated by the situation as the club could not pursue a new centre-back, left-back and a right-sided attacker, which were among the priorities for the summer.
According to The Guardian, United are considering the appointment of a director of football for the first time in the club’s history, once the restructuring and expansion of the facilities around the club are completed.
Mourinho has had very less control over the transfers since joining the club with Ed Woodward taking up the negotiations. As such, the presence of a director of football may further overrule the manager’s involvement in finalising deals, though the club may have a better negotiator in hand than Woodward, who was genuinely priced out of deals for targets during the recent transfer window.