Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has said directors of football are nothing but a waste of time and Manchester United should concentrate on signing 6 big players to change the fortune of the club.
The English giant are expected to announce the appointment of a director of football at the end of the season.
The chosen candidate will oversee on and off field issues that will aid the club to be more competitive, after another disappointing 2018-19 season.
Paul Scholes, though, does not think the person is vital when a manager already know what he needs and what he wants.
His words, “If you’ve got a manager, he’s the one who buys the players.
“He’s got a chief scout, obviously, who recommends players and he watches them and then buys them.
“A director of football role, for me, isn’t needed. It’s just creating jobs around clubs that aren’t necessary.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his chief scout, over the next six weeks, would be best to move in together and nail down everything they want, watching videos, watching games, finding out what positions they need to improve, getting to know each other really well.
“He needs five or six big players, he knows that, he’s not stupid and hopefully he can improve the squad.”
On if Ferdinand is the right person for the role, his words, “Whether Rio is the right person, I don’t know. I don’t actually know what a technical director is, what does a technical director do? I don’t know.
“I think Sir Alex Ferguson always wanted ex-players involved around the club – whether it was coaching or roles above that – but it never really happened and he never really got his way in that way.
“Rio is a really experienced player but whether he’s got the qualifications to do a role like this, I don’t know.