December 9, 2023

Dan Ashworth, the sporting director of Newcastle United, has already responded to rumors that he might join Manchester United.


On Friday afternoon, rumors about the Red Devils’ interest in Ashworth reappeared. According to talkSPORT, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been impressed by his work at St James’ Park, where the team has quickly advanced from relegation candidates to qualifying for the Champions League. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% stake in Man United is expected to be confirmed this month.


Ratcliffe will be in charge of a brand-new football division at Old Trafford. According to rumors, Ratcliffe’s right-hand man Sir Dave Brailsford, who gave a presentation in front of the Newcastle team in Portugal prior to the 2022–2023 Premier League season, is someone Ashworth has known for a long time and may be asked to join.



“I’ve known Sir Dave for a number of years, working across various different sports, and he is without doubt the best in world sport at creating high-performance culture and turning that into winning,” Ashworth said in reference to Brailsford’s visit. It was wonderful to have him in at this stage of the preseason because he had some really insightful messages for all of us.”


After seeing Ashworth play in Newcastle’s 3-0 Carabao Cup victory, Gary Neville recently said that Ashworth would be a good fit for Man United.


“I ran into Dan Ashworth last Wednesday while heading up to the gantry. Neville stated, “He has laid a solid foundation for the new owners at Newcastle.” “He is capable, extremely qualified, and well-versed in his field. He will collaborate calmly and logically with his coach, the hiring team, and other departments.



To start with, I saw Gary right there as he was heading down the tunnel and entering the directors’ box. I yelled “hello,” and that was it, Ashworth recalled. There was no conversation between Gary and me. I’ve known him and Phil (Neville) since their time in England. Thank you, Gary; he has written some very kind things.


However, I believe the circumstances are the same as Eddie Howe’s. I’m overjoyed; the city, club, and project are all excellent. I’m fully engrossed in tackling each of those tasks and finding the challenge to be enjoyable.”


Ashworth joined St James’ Park more than a year ago, having previously played for Brighton & Hove Albion.



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