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Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to sack major figure as soon as he takes over Man Utd

Ryan Sidle

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to sack major figure as soon as he takes over Man Utd

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to make a sacking as soon as he takes over at Manchester United, if he gets the green light from the Glazer family.

United fans are waiting on bated breath to find out who, if anyone, is going to take over the running of the club from the Glazers, who they're desperate to get rid of.

Gary Neville has certainly been vocal in calling out the Americans for taking so long to make a decision on their preferred bidder for the club.

After two rounds of bidding involving Ratcliffe, the richest man in Britain, and Qatar's Sheikh Jassim, the current owners forced it to go to a third round last month, as they attempted to make the most money possible.

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The current owners are yet to name their preferred bidders, although that decision is expected to come sooner rather than later.

Reports are starting to make it seem like it'll be Nice owner Ratcliffe who is the preferred bidder, with the would-be owner a former season ticket holder at Old Trafford.

That news hasn't gone down well with the club's celebrity fan Mark Goldbridge, who was obviously hoping for the kind of riches that Qatari spending has done for PSG.

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But he won't be the only one unhappy to see Ratcliffe buy the club as, according to the Sun, the 70-year-old will get rid of chief executive Richard Arnold when he arrives.

Arnold will apparently be leaving if Ratcliffe joins. Image: Alamy
Arnold will apparently be leaving if Ratcliffe joins. Image: Alamy

Arnold took over last year from Ed Woodward and has been in charge of the club's transfers ever since, actually being praised by fans for his work last summer.

The 52-year-old was at least in part to thank for moves for Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez, who have undoubtedly helped Erik ten Hag's side.

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However, Ratcliffe is likely to want to bring in his own people, especially as he has experience running a club with Ligue 1 side Nice.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has even sent some advice to Ratcliffe ahead of the potential takeover, and the American did also get rid of the 'brain's trust' at Stamford Bridge when he first arrived.

Petr Cech, Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck had been key to the Blues success under Roman Abramovich but all ended up leaving.

Boehly though did not have any plans in place to replace him and started his tenure at Stamford Bridge as a director of football, as well as chairman.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers

Ryan Sidle
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