Paul Mitchell is being considered by Sir Jim Ratcliffe as he looks to overhaul the Manchester United sporting structure at Old Trafford.
It is a move that the INEOS founder is hoping will eventually allow for a full takeover of the club, which has been his core aim since the Glazer family announced that they were opening to finding alternative investments.
One position that Ratcliffe is rumoured to want to sort out is a director of football, with former Tottenham and Southampton man Paul Mitchell a name on the list.
Speaking in 2022, Mitchell has already addressed the issues he feels are prominent at the club, and where he believes that the club need to change.
“I think context is important to measure what Manchester United’s current situation is, but I think they do need to get to the point of really putting down what Manchester United needs to be in the modern game,” he told Sky Sports.
“We are a long time from the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Erik ten Hag is a top coach from Ajax but they need a top blueprint not only for now but for the next five years and work towards that, and sometimes on that journey there are hard moments when you don’t get the right results, even though you’re doing the right things.
“You have to know that, over that period, the consistency of the decision-making will yield a good end result. I think we’ve seen that both Manchester City and Liverpool, that when you adopt that long-term strategy you can get real consistency and sustainable success.
“I think that’s the biggest thing for Manchester United; putting down their identity of what they want to be today, but most crucially what they want to be in five years’ time, and where they want to be, and what they want to look like; from everything from young players, to the style of play, to the whole culture in Manchester United.”
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