The transformation at Old Trafford has already begun, with reports that Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc, both associated with INEOS, have been involved in evaluating the club’s structure and overseeing changes. INEOS is set to take over complete control of the club’s football operations, and has already brought in Omar Berrada as the new chief executive. Further off-field appointments, including a new director of football, are anticipated as part of the restructuring under INEOS’s ownership. One potential recruit for the club’s recruitment team is Sam Williams, currently the head of recruitment at Ipswich Town, who has previous experience at Manchester United.
This move is seen as crucial in addressing United’s underwhelming recruitment efforts over the past decade. Another figure of interest is Kieran McKenna, who left United to pursue a managerial career at Ipswich Town, where he has achieved significant success. Under McKenna’s leadership, Ipswich Town has been performing exceptionally well, competing for promotion in the Championship. Their success has highlighted the influence of effective recruitment, an aspect that Manchester United is reportedly taking note of as they undergo their own restructuring.