. It’s becoming more real and there will be changes to follow, with Jean-Claude Blanc in contention to succeed Richard Arnold Ratc as CEO of the club
. Liffe wants to urgently improve the club’s football and sources say he will rely on legendary manager Ferguson for advice and guidance on certain matters.
That could include selecting a new director of football after John Murtough’s position was hit with uncertainty.
The news will come as good news for Crystal Palace sporting director Ducky Friedman, who is hoping for a position at Manchester United as he has known Ferguson for a long time. However, there are other options as well
. They include Atalanta’s Lee Congerton, the duo of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, who previously managed AC Milan, and Atleti’s Andrea Berta. Freedman
was a neighbor of Ferguson before joining Palace in 2017, and his work has also been interesting, having helped the club sign players like Eberechi Eze, Marc Guehi and Michel Olise, as well as the successful loan spell of Connor Gallagher, while
Congerton is Atalanta’s head of reinforcements and has worked in similar positions. Having worked with Leicester City, Celtic, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion, Congerton was also a youth coach during Jose Mourinho’s time in charge of Chelsea
. And has worked as the head scout for the club.
As for Maldini and Massara, they parted ways with Milan last summer. But they played a key role in helping the team sign players such as Figano. Tomori
Berta has been with Atletico Madrid for 10 years and has been linked with a position with the Red Devils. before