Gary Neville 'would be a great director of football at United,' says journalist

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Former player turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft believes Gary Neville has what it takes to be director of football at Manchester United.

Much has been written about the possible new set-up at Manchester United come next season.

With Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill both leaving their posts at the same time, it was always going to be hard for the incoming David Moyes and Ed Woodward to ensure a seamless transition.  And so it proved, with the former no longer at the club and all eyes on the latter as he looks to bring in a suitable replacement before engaging in a vital summer of transfer activity.

Louis van Gaal is the strong favourite to take over at United, despite an announcement yet to be made, but could his arrival also prompt a re-think in terms of United's managerial hierarchy?

Former player turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft certainly thinks so, with the Bundesliga expert tweeting that van Gaal's arrival would be a great chance for United to also appoint a sporting director.

But that is not all; he may also have the perfect candidate.

When asked what he thought of former United star Gary Neville taking on that role, Fjortoft replied, "Gary would be a great director of football for Manchester United."

Neville is the only member of the class of '92 - aside from David Beckham - not to currently be involved in the coaching set-up at Old Trafford.  But his role as a pundit for Sky Sports has showcased his intelligence and understanding of the game.

At just 39, some may say he is too young and inexperienced for the role.  But others will believe he is the perfect candidate given his nous, no-nonsense attitude and affiliation with the club.

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