Manchester United‘s new think-tank includes Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson, and David Gill.
According to The Daily Mail (h/t Metro), Sir Alex Ferguson has been granted a new job at Manchester United, as part of a think-tank concentrating on infrastructure at the club and relationships with fans.
Richard Arnold has assembled a team of renowned figures to assist him. Ferguson, Bryan Robson, and David Gill are on the list, as is the current director of football John Murtough.
The new role will be more influential than the previous symbolic ones. The former United manager and former CEO have been non-executive directors on the board since 2013.
The think-tank’s purpose is not to get involved in the affairs of Erik ten Hag. Rather, the five-person team is supposed to look after other areas of the club, such as the redevelopment of Old Trafford and Carrington.
It’s been a few years since the Red Devils have made any changes to their home ground and training facility. The Theatre of Dreams should be brought up to the standards of other world-class stadiums in England.
Another aspect the think-tank will supposedly look after is the club’s relationship with the fans. Over the years, spectators have felt clubs aren’t looking out for the people’s interest. Rising ticket and merchandise prices reflect that.