Saying that he would be remiss to not carry out due diligence, Ed Woodward is set to find out what a director of football is before deciding whether to hire one for Manchester United.
Woodward, currently executive vice-chairman at Old Trafford, revealed that while recruiting a director of football is certainly a priority, the bigger priority is finding out exactly what one is and what it might do.
“Here at this club we’re always looking for ways to improve the way we do things. Whether or not that includes a director of football depends entirely on what a director of football is,” said the former JP Morgan man, adding that the concept of someone directing football seems a little absurd to him.
“I mean, is it someone that literally directs the matches, like an orchestra? That sounds like a thing, doesn’t it?”
“Am…. I a director?” he was later heard musing.