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Man United might have found their perfect director of football

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When Manchester United first toyed with the idea of appointing a director of football, or a technical director, the idea came on the back of a tumultuous summer under Jose Mourinho when it was clear that manager and club bosses were singing from very different hymn sheets when it came to transfer targets and what approach to take.

The most important aspect of any football figurehead such as a technical director is setting a long-term transfer strategy, yet United already have someone doing this at the club.

It might just turn out that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the ideal director of football, as well as United manager.

There's no strict definition of job responsibilities for a director of football, but for most clubs an ideal candidate would be setting out a strategy, taking a long-term view over recruitment and building a squad and making sure money is not wasted by a manager in the transfer market.

He's made the need for a director of football far less pressing.

He's willingly sacrificed the short-term to build for success, which is exactly the kind of approach you would expect a director of football to take.

But the Norwegian looks to have United on the right track and his strike rate in the transfer market has been remarkable.
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