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Man Utd Target Newcastle’s Ashworth for $porting Director role

Manchester United are planning to formally approach Newcastle United for their highly-rated sporting director, Dan Ashworth. 

The 52-year-old is reportedly Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s top target to lead the Red Devils’ revamped football operations under new ownership.

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While no official offer has been made yet, Ashworth is understood to be privately receptive to the potential move.

This news comes amidst significant changes at Manchester United, with Ratcliffe’s recent acquisition sparking calls for a strategic overhaul.

Ashworth’s proven track record in player recruitment and talent development during his stints at Brighton and the FA makes him an attractive candidate for United’s rebuild.

However, Newcastle are likely to be reluctant to lose their key figure, especially considering their ambitious project.

Negotiations could be complex, with Ashworth currently under contract at St. James’ Park. 

Whether Manchester United can convince both the club and Ashworth remains to be seen, but their interest is clear.