This is a stupid take Norwegian levels of anger mild irritation indignation wrath fury race shirt. Michael Edwards is doing a superb job as Liverpool’s Sporting Director, and he had no notable prior pedigree. The risk with an external Sporting Director with ‘pedigree’ is that their ideas may conflict with the club’s own values and footballing ideas. In general, that’s been seen at loads of PL clubs that have brought in foreign Sporting Directors who bring in players that lack the work rate and physicality to succeed in English football.
At least with Phelan United Norwegian levels of anger mild irritation indignation wrath fury race shirt have someone who understands how United fans want to see their team play, and the standards and mentality that successful United teams had. Bayern, Barca, Dortmund, Ajax all have someone of a similar sort too in terms of club links and lack of experience elsewhere for the role. It all depends – will the new technical director be handling transfer fee and contract negotiations themselves, or will they be working with Woodward and focus more on providing football expertise?
If it’s the latter, Phelan could work Norwegian levels of anger mild irritation indignation wrath fury race shirt. As I said, the benefit of Phelan over someone external with recruitment experience is that Phelan ‘gets’ what qualities a successful United side and successful United player should have. Coaching players after they’ve come to your club and spotting players is also different. The director of the football role is usually done by someone, who was directly involved in recruitment, such as a manager or chief scout. Not usually coaches; especially not at this level.