Although Newcastle United is assembling a fantastic team for the now and the future, the guy in charge behind the scenes could depart shortly.
Dan Ashworth, the Toon Sporting Director, is in charge of making football decisions at St. James’ Park and is responsible for providing Eddie Howe with the equipment he needs to succeed on the field.
In addition, he is in charge of the academy, making sure that every player has a direct route to the senior team and is performing in a manner consistent with that of the first team. His job is to bring young people to Tyneside in the hopes that they would one day save the club millions of pounds.
After more than a year on the job at St. James’ Park, Ashworth has already made a significant contribution. Purchasing him from Brighton represented a declaration of intent, as the former FA chief was well-known for his skill behind the scenes.
Manchester United is thinking of making a play for the 52-year-old because they absolutely need him.
They are undergoing a buyout, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe expected to purchase a quarter of the team. After that, Ratcliffe will be in charge of a number of changes at Old Trafford, one of which may be Ashworth taking the lead on the reconstruction.
Sir Dave Brailsford, Ratcliffe’s right-hand man, with whom he has a tight relationship, intends to try to entice Ashworth away from Newcastle.
It had been anticipated that he will decline any proposal and stay at St. James’ Park, but a recent iNews article raises questions about that.
fear that Dan Ashworth would join Manchester United from Newcastle
People “close to the situation” are now afraid Ashworth may leave Newcastle if Manchester United moves, according to iNews.
Newcastle, who put in a lot of effort to acquire Ashworth to the team back in 2022, would be severely harmed by that. He was an essential hire who has already caused a tremor in the Northeast.
However, there is now concern that he would leave Tyneside and take his skills to Manchester United, endangering his role there. They are a mess behind the scenes, therefore they really need someone like him.
Ashworth is only getting started at Newcastle, therefore it would be tragic if he joined Manchester United. After all, the project is still quite young.
The Magpies will need to find a successor if he does leave. Over the weekend, there were rumors circulating that Richard Hughes, the technical director at Bournemouth, may be Ashworth’s target should he go.