Manchester United has announced new appointments on Wednesday March 10, 2021.
The new appointees are; John Murtough who is now the new club’s first football director, while Darren Fletcher is given a first technical director position.
Murtough was previously the head of football development, while Fletcher was formerly a member of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff.
United released a statement, saying that Murtough, who has been at Old Trafford for the past seven years, “will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions.”
Then Fletcher, on his part, will “add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development.”
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “These are hugely important appointments that reinforce the progress we have been making as a club in recent years in our relentless pursuit of success.
“We have already made great strides forward in the way we run our football operations, and the benefits are visible in the resurgent pipeline of academy talent reaching the first team and through our improved recruitment record.”
Also still talking about fletcher, he said: “Darren’s stellar achievements as a player and his own journey from academy to Premier League and Champions League winner means he naturally commands respect and understands this vital part of the club’s DNA.”
On getting the new appointment, the Former Scotland midfielder Fletcher, who won five Premier League titles at Old Trafford during his playing days, said: “It is great to be back with the club and I am delighted to be taking on this new role.
“We are moving in the right direction and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Ole and his coaching team, and now with John as the football director.”
The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League, 11 points behind Manchester City. They reduced the deficit between their city rivals after thrashing them two nil over the weekend.
Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw were the scorers of both goals.