Man Utd to appoint new director in ‘big restructure’ with Arnold ‘unhappy’

Date published: Monday 9th May 2022 3:48 - Joe Williams

Man Utd director Richard Arnold walks along the toucline

Premier League outfit Man Utd are set to undergo a ‘big restructure’ of the club ahead of the new season, according to reports.

It has been a disastrous season for the Red Devils with the club currently sitting in sixth position having played more matches than any other team in the league.

Man Utd only have one game left to play this season on May 22 but West Ham and Wolves could both overtake Ralf Rangnick’s side before the end of the campaign.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho were signed last summer with supporters confident they would help towards a successful campaign.

But it has been anything but and now the Manchester Evening News claims that Man Utd are ‘planning more significant changes at the club’ ahead of next season.

The Red Devils are ‘expected to hire another football director, with several staff changes also planned at their Carrington training complex’ and are now planning a ‘big restructure’ despite ‘the appointments of John Murtough as football director and Darren Fletcher as technical director’ last year.

The report in the MEN adds that Richard Arnold, who is the club’s chief executive, thinks ‘significant changes are required in a number of departments to change United’s image as a football club’ with sources claiming that ‘some staff have got “too big for their boots”‘.

Manchester Evening News continues:

‘Arnold is also believed to be unhappy with United’s widely-derided social media strategy, their most powerful source of direct communication with supporters across the globe.

‘Staff at United disagreed with the decision to endorse a tweet by Paul Pogba denouncing a story by a print journalist in October as it undermined their commendable campaign against online abuse that the club launched last season.’

Meanwhile, Rangnick – who took over as interim boss from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier in the season – apologised to Man Utd supporters after their “humiliating defeat” to Brighton at the weekend.

“To start with, it’s important that we apologise to our supporters who came all the way from Manchester to Brighton,” Rangnick said.

“We were just not good enough from start to finish. The performance was not only poor, it was extremely poor.

“It was a humiliating defeat and even more so for a team like Manchester United.

“It’s not only that you lose 4-0, it was also the way we played and this is just unacceptable, very difficult to deal with and to cope.”


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