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Man United Identify Top Target For Head Of Recruitment Role



The English giant, Manchester United are reportedly looking to raid Crystal Palace to get Dougie Freedman for the head of recruitment position at Old Trafford.

Freedman, a former professional football player who is now Crystal Palace’s sporting director, is highly regarded in the football community for his skill in player development and recruitment. According to The Independent, he has developed a strong reputation throughout his time at Selhurst Park, which has made him a desirable prospect for the Man United.

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Ineos views Freedman as an ideal fit for the strategic direction they envision for the club. They are urgently looking to fill the position of head of recruitment as their prospective technical director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Omar Berrada are currently on gardening leave at Newcastle United and Manchester City respectively.

Freedman’s role in maximizing the football catchment area of south London and nurturing promising young talent at Crystal Palace has caught the attention of the Man United’s leadership. Moreover, Palace are not expected to block Fredman’s move. However, they will offer him a new deal but if he chooses to take a fresh challenge, the Eagles will honour his decision.


Freedman brings a wealth of experience and insights to the table as he has had a decorative playing career at several Premier League clubs like Wolves, Nottingham Forest, and Palace. Moreover, he has also served as a manager at Palace, Bolton, and Forest before he transitioned seamlessly into the role of sporting director with the Eagles in 2017.