Manchester United have reportedly abandoned their search for a director of football after searching for two years.
According to a report in The Athletic, Ed Woodward had been looking to appoint a director of football, but he has now given up due to the impact made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Woodward now believes that the traditional relationship between chairman (executive vice-chairman Woodward) and manager is performing well after the impact made by recent signings. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes have all be successes on varying scales since their arrival over the last couple of windows.
“It’s always a top priority for us to strengthen the team and build on what Ole is very clearly achieving in terms of bringing us back to the top,” Woodward said.
“But we’ve got to have clarity on what the future holds.
“As I said before and I’ve said this many times - we remain committed to backing Ole to win trophies. That’s our core objective as a club.”
The change in approach, if true, would represent another stupid decision from Woodward, who is obsessed with short-termism and who refuses to give up control when there is praise to be gained.
Woodward is keen to be perceived as a capable and and decisive force when transfers go well, and looks to avoid the blame when the club are underperforming.
The last seven years have largely demonstrated that he is unable to lead the club sensibly and with a repeatable strategy that delivers success. Instead they go from manager to manager, big name transfer to big name transfer, and never settle on a method of doing things.