Manchester United are now ready to appoint Marcel Brands as their director of football, MySportDab reports.
Brands is currently the director of football at Everton, where he’s been since 2018.
The Dutch International has helped Everton sign some high-profile players at Goodison Park.
In the last summer transfer window, Brands secured the transfer for the likes of James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Manchester United have failed to appoint a director of football ever since the exit of David Gill as chief executive in 2013.
United’s Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is currently in charge of transfers but has been criticised during his time.
So, Manchester United may now appoint a director of football.
According to The Sun, Brands is a top candidate for the role at Manchester United because his Everton contract expires at the end o the season.
The Sun claim that the appointment could also lead to the exit of Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s summer business activity was heavily criticised by fans after they failed to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Ed Woodward has criticised by former Manchester United players for how long it takes the club to sign a player.
MySportDab understands that the Red Devils are now planning a new hierarchy structure, with Brands top of their plans.
Serie A club Roma are also interested in appointing the 58-year-old.
Brands got the best of his football career in the 1980s and 1990s in Holland before being appointed as director of football at Dutch club RKC Waalwijk in 1998.
Manchester United sit ninth in the Premier League table after Saturday’s lucky 1-0 win over West Brom.