Yes, The Glazers Will Eventually Leave, But Richard Arnold And John Murtough Must Go Now!

Manchester United is a club in decline with their supporters calling for the club’s American owners, the Glazer family to sell the club and it is a matter of when, not if.

There are much more important clear-outs that must be done at the club starting with the club’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Arnold and John Murtough who act as CEO and Director of Football respectively.

Manchester United is where it is today because non-footballing people have been left at the helm of affair at the club and they are running the club into the ground. As owners of the club, the Glazers are responsible for every decision made by the club and they themselves not having the needed amount of footballing acumen should know better than to sanction the appointment of a Chief Executive Office and a Director of Football who have zero knowledge of football.

Richard Arnold who is a British accountant was the managing Director of Manchester United PLC before being appointed to take over from the club’s former Chief Executive Officer Ed Woodward in February 1, 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer.

The close look at Richard Arnold career path shows that he is a businessman who deals in cash flow and has very little knowledge and experience in what is needed to make a football team tick on the pitch. There is no denying the contributions he made in making Manchester United the commercial juggernaut it is today but making him Chief Executive Officer of the club feels like an unnatural habitat for Arnold who with each passing day looks out of his depth in his new position.

Now to John Murtough, the man tasked with working with the manager and the Chief Executive Officer of the club in making the right signings to keep the club competing for honors. A look at Manchester United’s summer transfer window and one would not be wrong in describing it as an utter failure and disgrace.

It had to take two opening match losses and growing fan agitation to push the club into acting aggressively in the transfer window to strengthen a clearly weak squad. The club signed Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen before the season started but Ten Hag has previously said in an interview that he would have preferred the club did all its signings before going on its pre-season tour something which John Murtough failed to deliver and with the last days of the transfer window approaching, the club is desperately hard at work looking for reinforcements for Erik Ten Hag.

A look at the other sides in the premier League should give one perspective of how a club is run. Manchester United’s direct competitors, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea are all done with their transfer dealings with Manchester United the only club left scrambling in the last days of the window to bring in reinforcements.

After spending over three months chasing Frenkie De Jong who showed no interest in signing for the the club, it was only two days ago the club managed to sign Casemiro, a defensive midfielder Erik Ten Hag had been crying out for but not his number one target. And that was only after a move for Adrien Rabiot failed because of the salary demands of the player.

The issues of the club is many but one thing is clear, if the club is to start getting its footballing decisions right then people with footballing know how must be allowed to take charge of the club.

The Glazers are owners but there is a feeling they do not do much thinking themselves as they rather act on the advice of those they have appointed to run the club whiles they bask in the sunny skies of Miami beaches.

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