Ole Gunnar Solskjaer willing to SURRENDER Man Utd transfer control to director of football

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Solskjaer was confirmed as the permanent Manchester United manager on Thursday morning, signing a three-year contract.

The Norwegian has restored the fundamental values of the club in his 19 games in charge while guiding his side to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

As the Red Devils fight for unexpected glory in Europe and try to guarantee qualification for it next season through their league performance, preparations are already underway for how the team will progress under Solskjaer.

His impact so far has been likened to a honeymoon, but that wave they were riding is no more and the long-term welfare of the club is now the main priority.

When Jose Mourinho was sacked, United white-collars decided they wanted to shuffle the front office pack and hire a director of football to oversee recruitment.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, for every Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial, United have had a Marcos Rojo and Alexis Sanchez.

Acquiring a director of football would delegate the recruitment of players to a forward-thinking, football-minded figure, ensuring each player satisfies the team’s needs without hugely disrupting the balance books.

And it is understood that Solskjaer has approved the introduction of a director of football.

The 46-year-old was not afraid to tackle the topic of recruitment in his first unveiling as full-time boss, saying: “We have been discussing how to move the club forward.

“That does not mean ‘x’ amount of money or ‘x’ amount of players. We have sat down and discussed but now it is easier to be clear about what we need to do because we will do some business in this window.

“There have been so many players that have been written about that we have been interested and there have been so many players’ agents that have been in touch with our administration that they want to come here.

“When we decide what we have to do, hopefully we will get them by pre-season.”

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