Manchester United ready to hire first ever football director

Manchester United are ready to create a position for a new football director.

The Guardian says the new position will act as a “buffer” between the manager and club hierarchy.

United have never previously had the role in their 140-year history.

The vacancy will be created as soon as the current restructure of the club and expansion of facilities are complete.

Mourinho said after the 2-1 win over Leicester that managers should be called “head coaches” in reference to their nightmare trying to sign players this summer.

United see a director of football as a more permanent role against that of manager, with bosses being hired and fired frequently

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