Manchester United are planning more significant changes at the club in response to their disastrous season.
United are expected to hire another football director, with several staff changes also planned at their Carrington training complex.
Sources say United are planning a ‘big restructure’, having seemingly finalized their restructuring last year with the appointments of John Murtough as football director and Darren Fletcher as technical director.
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Murtough has taken overall leadership of recruitment, with support from Fletcher, the recruitment department and legal department for finer contract details as Matt Judge is about to leave his role as director of football negotiations.
United chief executive Richard Arnold believes significant changes are required in a number of departments to change United’s image as a football club.
Since Arnold replaced Ed Woodward in February, United have confirmed Erik ten Hag as their next manager, as well as the outgoings of Judge, head of global scouting Marcel Bout and chief scout Jim Lawlor. Sources say some staff have got ‘too big for their boots’.
Murtough is believed to have clarified to supporters why United are convinced they have chosen the most suitable managerial candidate in Ten Hag, having conducted due diligence on the Dutchman – and other candidates – for six months prior to announcing his appointment.
Changes are also underway in the communications department after the director of communications, Charlie Brooks, confirmed in February he was stepping down after three-and-a-half years.
Arnold is also believed to be unhappy with United’s widely-derided social media strategy, their most powerful source of direct communication with supporters across the globe.
Staff at United disagreed with the decision to endorse a tweet by Paul Pogba denouncing a story by a print journalist in October as it undermined their commendable campaign against online abuse that the club launched last season.