Andrea Berta
Andrea Berta

Atletico Madrid technical director Andrea Berta is now discussing a potential Manchester United move with his family and close friends and will take the ultimate decision in April, reports Gianluca di Marzio.

However, the latest update on Jose Mourinho from Di Marzio suggests no deal has been confirmed but that the Portuguese already feels like a red devil. It’s the most recent update circulating in the media on the Mourinho situation as most of the rumours really have died down quite significantly in recent weeks.

Di Marzio also reports that Manchester United want Berta to work with Mourinho at Old Trafford and create a director of football kind of management.

The concept of bringing in a director of football is just as important as replacing van Gaal at the right moment because United are in desperation to modernise their management structure.

Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus have one, United should now follow their footstep. It’s about time these rumours existed.

Having worked exceptionally well under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, Andrea Berta has had plenty of experience under his belt and super-agent Jorge Mendes is the key that links him to Mourinho, so they have got a working relationship in that regard as well.

Berta has managed to attract a lot of interest from European giants following his impressive work with Atletico Madrid, Parma and Genoa. Along with Simeone, he has helped to transform Atletico into a leading European side over the last couple of years.

His transfer decisions, especially, have been brilliant so far and Atletico have benefited a great deal because of his fondness to minute detail, professionalism and the ability to make the right choices.

Ed Woodward’s transfer decisions have come under severe criticism till now and Mourinho really wants a more experienced person to make the decisions. The former Chelsea manager will need certain reinforcements this summer to guide United back to their former glories and he is not ready to take a chance and waste another transfer window.

So will Berta become Manchester United’s first ever director of football? Di Marzio suggests that is 60% likely at this stage.


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