United ‘identify’ three candidates for director of football role

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates with team mates Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard of Manchester United after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

English side Manchester United are looking to restructure the club’s board and so far three men have been considered for the director of the football role.

Reports suggest the Old Trafford side have identified three different candidates to take up the role for the first time since the inception of the club.

The Mirror suggest via Manchester evening news that the club would like to recruit someone who has previously seen success in a similar role with Atletico Madrid director Andrea Berta reportedly on the list.

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According to the report, United are desperate to land Berta and this has led Atletico to offer the Italian a ‘huge new deal’ in order to stay at the club.

The news of a new deal for Berta will not go down well with United but there are indications that the English side are considering RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell and Juventus’ Fabio Paratici for the role.