29 Jul 2018 11:01:30
I have a few questions for the Ed's, hopefully someone has a bit of an insight into what is currently going on in the club and can help me understand how it all works at the moment.

As far as I'm aware we don't currently have a director of football but we are interested in appointing one. From what I can gather, the director of football has a big input into who the manager is, what style of play the club uses, what players we are interested in and I'm not sure what else they are in charge of.
I'm sure the manager has an input into these things as well.

As we don't have one at the moment, i'm guessing that the manager has the majority of input into most of this stuff.

With Mourinho identifying his targets and from what I can remember, he was after kroos, who apparently people at the club don't want, for what reason i don't know. With some of his targets not being who the club want i guess, i was wondering who is having their input and possibly over ruling the manager on player transfers? Also who is identifying the managers we are signing, is it a few people having their input or just one person, for example ed Woodward?

Thanks in advance of your able to answer some of the questions and clear some stuff up for me.

{Ed002's Note - (a) There is no Director of Football. The club looked to someone to come in as a Director of Football but he was not interested. (b) The style of play is goverened by the manager. (c) The clubs that do have a Director of Football use them to co-ordinate all teams, first, youth, reserves, ladies and all scouting activities. (d) The manager does not do all of this stuff at MU. (e) Targets are not simply identified by JM (although Kroos is indeed a player JM would have identified) as there is also an extensive structured scouting network with a Chief Scout liaising with the manager. (f) It is true that clubs will often not agree with the choice of managers/scouts. This can because of age, value for money or whatever.}

1.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 12:20:39
Thanks ed002, much appreciated, am I asking too much of you to find out why that person turned down the role and who at the club is able to say no to certain players that have been identified?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant. I don't want to give names of people you won't have heard of as the fans will no doubt Google them and start trashing them.}

2.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 12:42:27
I understand, thanks again.

3.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 16:35:45
Am I right in saying it was Monchi we were after, 002? Also, how is it possible a club the size of United have gone so long without appointing a DOF?

{Ed002's Note - No, and many clubs don't have or need a DoF - don't see this as a failing.}