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INEOS create new Man United sporting director plan following Dan Ashworth set back



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INEOS have revised a new plan for their sporting director role following the set back of Dan Ashworth not being able to immediately join from Newcastle United.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team have been designing wholesale changes at Manchester United, with the new minority owner gaining all sporting control at Old Trafford.

With the 25 per cent set to be officially ratified within the coming days, changes are already being made, such as Omar Berrada signing to join the club from Manchester City at the end of the season.

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Another change INEOS are desperate to make is appointing Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth as the club’s new sporting director – however, Newcastle have made things difficult by demanding as much as £20 million for the Englishman and placing him on two years of gardening leave.

This has forced INEOS to change their plans after the new Old Trafford board members initially wanted Ashworth in place for the start of the upcoming transfer window.

According to ESPN, INEOS’ new plan is to bring Ashworth in next year, possibly in February 2025. To do so, United would have to pay Newcastle a part-compensation fee to allow the club to terminate Ashworth’s gardening leave early.

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“He’s in a position of power, with a lot of intelligence and information,” Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe said of Ashworth.

United are said to have already started planning for the summer transfer window with John Murtough and Erik ten Hag, and should Ashworth not be able to join before then, they will continue without him for now.