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Man United goal Wilcox as subsequent technical director – supply

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Manchester United have made a proper strategy to Southampton for director of soccer Jason Wilcox, a supply has advised ESPN.

Wilcox is United’s prime goal to change into their new technical director as a part of the recruitment shake-up being led by co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS staff.

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The membership have made a proper provide of compensation for the previous Blackburn Rovers and England winger, though phrases haven’t but been agreed with Southampton.

The Championship facet, based on a supply, are sad with the timing of the strategy as they try to win promotion again to the Premier League.

United need Wilcox in place earlier than the summer time switch window.

Their bid to put in Dan Ashworth as director of soccer has stalled due to Newcastle United‘s reluctance to cut back their calls for.

Ashworth is at the moment on gardening go away and United are eager to keep away from the same state of affairs with Wilcox. A gardening go away clause prevents a employee from working for the employer’s opponents.

They’re hopeful compromises might be reached with each Newcastle and Southampton.

Wilcox is well-known to United’s incoming CEO Omar Berrada after their time collectively at Manchester Metropolis.

Wilcox, 53, oversaw the academy on the Etihad Stadium earlier than transferring to Southampton In the summertime of 2023.

As a participant, he was a part of Blackburn’s 1995 Premier League title-winning staff and was capped thrice by England between 1996 and 2000.