‘Anyone can be a technical director’ – Moyes on Ferdinand to Man United link

first_imgDavid Moyes says anyone can be a sporting director amid reports linking Rio Ferdinand with the post at Manchester United.Ferdinand is allegedly frontrunner to be United’s first ever technical director with Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, keen to introduce the role over the summer.Woodward plans to restructure the club’s management team with someone brought in to oversee transfers after a number of questionable deals over the past few years.Ferdinand was reported to be favourite for the position earlier this week, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager, wants someone familiar with the club to be hired. gameday cracker 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ferdinand is being tipped to rejoin Man United in a senior role Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Moyes lasted just 10 months in charge of Manchester United REPLY Solskjaer is said to himself favour his current assistant manager Mike Phelan for the role, despite his lack of experience; Phelan’s only time serving as a technical director was with Australian side Central Coast Mariners before his return to Old Trafford towards the end of last year.Still, Phelan’s somewhat limited experience in this particular field is more than Ferdinand has.The former Red Devils defender has been out of football completely since his 2015 retirement, instead joining the world of punditry in his post-playing career. no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “But it is [the technical director’s] job to help the ease the workload you’ve got.”United are behind the times when it comes to their lack of sporting director, with nearly all clubs having someone in the position.However, the Red Devils never needed one when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, and Moyes believes managers are starting to do more and more work – necessitating the appointment of an individual to share the workload.He continued: “[A sporting director] wasn’t needed when it was Sir Alex and David Gill [United’s former chief executive] – they ran the club themselves, made all the right decisions and did a great job. REVEALED REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LIVE ON talkSPORT 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ This lack of experience hardly matters when it comes to being a sporting director, however, ex-United manager David Moyes claims.“I think anyone can be a technical director now,” the Scot told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I’ve had a lot of analysts who are now in charge of football clubs, who have worked their way up the ladder and become heads of recruitment or technical directors. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE tense “I think you’ve got to pick somebody who suits the club.“It’s got to be somebody who can work with the manager.“Ultimately things don’t change… you tend to find the manager will always have the final say.“So whatever happens, the manager has to have the final say. BEST OF shining Ten individuals are understood to be on Woodward’s shortlist for the position of sporting director, but who are they? talkSPORT.com take a look… Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Man United’s sporting director search – the candidates Rio FerdinandEric CantonaGary NevilleFabio ParaticiPaul MitchellJohn MurtaghEdwin van der SarPaul ScholesMicahel ZorcPeter Schmeichel talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “I don’t think it’s always necessary, but the managers do need a bit more support because there seems to be a lot more extra work.“At Manchester United you have a lot of work to do.”last_img

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