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BREAKING: Jason Wilcox resigns from Southampton to speed up Man United move



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Jason Wilcox will resign from his duties at Southampton and is set to join Manchester United as the club’s new technical director.

Wilcox, 53, is the director of football at the Championship club but has recently been targetted by United to be a major part of their project under INEOS.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s appointment as CEO, Omar Berrada, previously worked with Wilcox at Manchester City, where he was the academy director. Berrada wants the former Blackburn Rovers winger to be a crucial part of his team at Old Trafford.

That’s according to information from Sky Sports on Monday afternoon, which also stated that United had approached Southampton about hiring Wilcox and offered an amount equivalent to a year of his salary to take him.

It was further reported that this offer was not enough for The Saints, who deny that the offer meets a buyout clause in his contract, something that United are disputing. They instead value Wilcox at substantially more in compensation.

However, since then, it has been reported by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano that Wilcox has resigned from Southampton and is set to join United as their new technical director.

The Italian journalist added that after Southampton refused to accept a fee from United, Wilcox decided to resign since he wanted to join the United project under INEOS.

Yet, reports from Simon Peach have added that the director of football’s notice period will still be something that United need to navigate.

The journalist stated that Wilcox has a 12-month gardening period at Southampton, and so United will need to conduct similar negotiations to the ones ongoing with Newcastle over Dan Ashworth.