John Murtough days at Manchester United are numbered, with the Red Devils reported to be “definitely” lining up a new football director.
Sweeping changes are being drawn up at Old Trafford ahead of Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Britain’s richest man and founder of chemicals company Ineos.
Also, he acquired a sizeable stake in the club from the unpopular Glazer family ownership group.
However, it has already been confirmed that Richard Arnold is to step down from his role as chief executive, with the Manchester Evening News now claiming that John Murtought is “definitely going”.
The Red Devils will scour the market for a new figurehead in their football department.
Ratcliffe has held virtual meetings with co-chairman Joel Glazer regarding his plans for the club and personnel changes that need to take place, while Ineos sporting director Sir Dave Brailsford has made additional visits to the club’s Carrington training base.
However, Murtough will form part of the clear-out, bringing his 10-year association with United to a close.
Also, he was named the club’s inaugural football director in March 2021 and oversaw the appointment of Erik ten Hag as manager.
While the Red Devils savoured Carabao Cup success last season, progress on the field has not met expectations – with big money being invested across several transfer windows.