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Dan Ashworth: Four reasons why he wants to ditch Newcastle for Manchester United revealed



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Dan Ashworth is keen to join the INEOS project at Manchester United and leave his current role as sporting director at Newcastle United.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is already making big movements following his 25 per cent stake in United being ratified by the Premier League.

After bringing in Omar Berrada from Manchester City last month to become the club’s new chief executive, United are now looking to snatch another important person within one of their Premier League rivals’ structure.

Ashworth, 52, has held important roles at both Brighton and Newcastle in recent years. The sporting director has been credited as extremely influential in the success of those clubs climbing higher than expected.

Despite being in a comfortable position at Newcastle, Ashworth is looking to test himself at United for four main reasons.

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According to MailOnline, Ashworth will be provided even more power at United than he currently has at St James’ Park.

Alongside that, there is the lure of a higher salary at Old Trafford, being closer to home and, above all, being the man tasked with “turning around the biggest club in the world”.

Recent reports from talkSPORT have stated that United are willing to pay Newcastle extra compensation to ensure Ashworth starts work at the club sooner rather than later, with the preference for him to be in place in time for the summer transfer window.

Ratcliffe and the INEOS team also want to bring in an additional expert in a Head of Recruitment role to work alongside Berrada and Ashworth.