Shock Manchester United legend throws name into DoF ring

Date published: Sunday 23rd December 2018 10:39

Peter Schmeichel wants to be considered by Manchester United as a director of football candidate.

United are expected to appoint a director of football or something similar by the end of the season, having parted company with former manager Jose Mourinho.

The club are said to have four people in mind for the role, which would be the first of its kind in United history.

But Schmeichel, a man with absolutely no experience in anything football-related beyond playing and punditing, has put his name forward too.

“I’m actually thinking about putting my name in there,” he told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.

“It’s a tough thing to find out about yourself, everyone looks at you; the scrutiny, and I’m not afraid of that. It’s also a really big change in what I’ve done.

“I really want to get involved in football again at some point. I know I’m getting older, but my life has just turned out a different way after I retired from football.

“What’s really important is to get the Manchester United culture back and the identity back.

“I would like to see [the job go to] someone who has played there, and can bring some of that Sir Alex mentality back in the whole of the football club.

“I’m considering: ‘Do I have the qualities?’ And if I come up to an answer to that question, then I will put my name in the hat.

“I’ll have a good think about this over Christmas and New Year and make a decision about it.”


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