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Gary Neville and Roy Keane comment on Wilcox’s first task at United

Why should the manager be responsible for spending £80million and £20m in salary for four years on a player, when they could potentially only be there for a year or two

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS have been on a mission to restructure, or structure United’s hierarchy for that matter – something that has lacked at the club under the Glazers and has cost the club plenty.

They have already made two major appointments in highly-rated former Man City CEO Omar Berrada and are closing in on Dan Ashworth, who is currently on gardening leave at Newcastle United.

They have since set their eyes on former Man City academy executive and Southampton technical director Jason Wilcox.

It was yesterday reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano that Wilcox has since resigned from his position at Southampton to push for a move to United.

Southampton were playing hard ball in the negotiations, and Wilcox resigned as a major statement of intent to force a move.

United legends Neville and Keane have already outlined that area of the club behind the scenes that needs to be a priority under the new ownership, which could fall under Wilcox’s responsibility if he is appointed.

Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast back in January, Neville explained why having the correct people in charge behind the scenes is vital to United achieving success in the future.

“Why should the manager be responsible for spending £80million and £20m in salary for four years on a player, when they could potentially only be there for a year or two – why should they be the one who signs the player?” Neville stated.

Keane was alongside Neville on the podcast and agreed with his former United teammate. Keane did warn of the dangers that could happen from his own experience when the decision on a transfer is not made by the manager.

“There is this idea that managers should call the shots, but it is difficult. I’ve been a manager and bought players – I bought some decent ones, but I look back and think, What was I thinking with some?” Keane added.

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