“Shockwaves in Football: Michael Edwards Rejects Manchester United’s Sporting Director Role”

Joe Lee

Following his confirmed return to football last month, former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards has reportedly stated that he is not interested in taking on a similar post at Manchester United.

Before leaving his role at Anfield at the end of the 2021–2022 season, Edwards worked there for a total of 11 years.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s possible acquisition of a 25% share in Man United has sparked conjecture regarding John Murtough’s successor as director of football.

Football Insider reports that Man United had targeted Edwards for their new project and expressed a willingness to offer him a role as their sporting director.

However, the report adds that Edwards has since confirmed that he has no desire to assume a role similar to the one in which he thrived at Liverpool.

Instead, the former Liverpool chief is directing his attention to his work at Ludonautics consultancy company, which he launched last September after a year-long break from the game.

As a result, United may need to continue their search for Murtough’s successor, with Paul Mitchell, who previously worked with MK Dons, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, emerging as a potential candidate.

Although the exact future role of the Glazers remains unconfirmed, a key part of the proposed agreement involves Sir Ratcliffe and his team assuming immediate control of the football side of the club.

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