The start of a new beginning could be upon us for Manchester United as Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s offer to buy 25% of the club is about to be ratified.
David Ornstein reports that the Glazers will close the 25 percent sale soon, with an announcement expected on the New York Stock Exchange “next week.”
Because United is a publicly traded company, any major changes in ownership must be disclosed to investors.
Ornstein told NBC Sports that in addition to this change, some personnel restructuring is also expected at the club in the near future.
Paul Mitchell has long been considered Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s top candidate for the role of sporting director, and Ornstein says the same.
However, he added Dougie Freedman as another potential name to watch.
Freedman is a respected figure in the football industry and currently holds the position of Director of Football at Crystal Palace.
As well as the sporting director, Richard Arnold could also be on the way out, with highly regarded manager Jean-Claude Blanc expected to take over as CEO.
Blanc’s work at Juventus and PSG led to him becoming a senior figure at INEOS Sports, making him a natural candidate for the United CEO post.
Despite all the changes, Erik ten Hag’s job remains secure.
After the nerve-wracking win over Luton Town, United are currently the team with the best form in the Premier League despite numerous injuries.
The manager will be expected to be given time and trust as he attempts to guide his team through the current difficult period, plagued by injuries.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s deal also sees him given sporting control of the club, which will be very welcome by fans angered by the Glazers’ incompetence in this regard.
After almost 20 years of Glazers’ apathy, a new era is taking shape at Old Trafford and next week’s announcement is the first step towards it.
Source : thepeoplesperson.com