Ed Woodward in talks for new Man United role despite decision to quit back in April

Ed Woodward in talks to take on a consultancy role at Manchester United

According to Daily Mail, Ed Woodward is in talks to act as a consultant at Manchester United at the end of his eight-year term as club chief next month. This move will be seen as a controversial one if indeed it happens.

Woodward has been severely criticized for his role since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from the club in 2013. Since then the Red Devils have failed to win a single Premier League trophy and are struggling big time in the current season as well.

Saturday’s 2-0 loss at the hands of Manchester, which followed a 5-0 thumping against Liverpool two weeks back has left United and their whole management under pressure and supporters are becoming restless all over.

Ed Woodward has been at the club since 2012. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Any such move will surely make supporters angrier as the majority of them blame Woodward for United’s struggle for a number of years now. Woodward has been in his current role since 2012 and he played a key role in the Glazer’s leveraged buyout in 2005.

The report adds that it is commonplace when chief executives decide to part ways with a company to strike an agreement that they can be called upon for the inside knowledge and working of the company or the club.

Woodward, along with Glazers, came into heavy criticism from everyone when the Ole Trafford club announced they were forming the Super League back in April. The plans were met with fury by supporters, leagues and governing bodies.

Ed Woodward is one of the leading figures at Manchester United. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Following that, Woodward decided to step down from his role at the end of the year. Although no overt mention of the Super League was made when the club confirmed his departure back in April.

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Woodward ally Richard Arnold has been strongly linked to succeed Woodward at his current post.

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