Sports

Sir Alex Ferguson tipped to play role as Ed Woodward leaves post at Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson has been tipped to play in role in Manchester United’s search for a new executive vice-chairman following Ed Woodward’s announcement he is standing down.

Woodward has held the role since 2012 after CEO David Gill left his post – one year before Ferguson retired.

But the 49-year-old former accountant announced last week he would be walking away at the end of the season following Manchester United’s doomed European Super League venture.

A handful of candidates have already been linked with the key role at Old Trafford.

And Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry thinks the Red Devils would be missing a trick if they didn’t ask for the opinion of legendary Man United manager Ferguson before making a decision.


“I think if I owned Manchester United, I’d be going to Sir Alex and saying, ‘What do you recommend?'” Fry told FootballFancast.

“Because as he proved for 26 years, with the amazing career he had there, there will never be anybody like that, winning so many trophies, he’s respected throughout the world and he knows everybody.

“I would definitely, if I was anything to do with Manchester United, be going and saying ‘What do you suggest?’

Woodward was reportedly intending on standing down at the end of the season before the Super League fiasco but was planning on announcing the news closer to the time.

United co-owner Joel Glazer allegedly asked Woodward to reconsider his decision, but the 49-year-old’s mind has been made up.




Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button