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25th Apr 2019

Safe to say Roy Keane doesn’t fancy the technical director job at Manchester United

Heads would roll

Darragh Murphy

Heads would roll

Roy Keane clearly has no plans to put his name forward for Manchester United’s technical director position.

United had been on the hunt for their first-ever director of football for months before changing the title of the role to technical director and several names have been touted as candidates.

With recent reports stating that United’s current assistant manager, Mike Phelan, will be offered the job, Keane made it known that it is not a position he would be eager to pursue.

“No, no, no,” Keane answered when asked on Sky Sports if he would be interested in returning to Old Trafford in the capacity of technical director.

“I hope and pray Ole does well, he’s a good guy. Like every other manager, if he’s losing, he’s under pressure. He’s been a big favourite, and he’s got to win football matches.

“But he’s got to be given a chance by getting players in because clearly he’s got to get players out.”

Recruitment has been one of the most significant problems for United in recent years and it’s hoped that the new technical director will head up a revamp to the club’s strategy for bringing new talent to Old Trafford.

The Telegraph also reports that former United midfielder Darren Fletcher is being considered for a role which would involve the organisation of the club’s scouting department moving forward.