Manchester United can be touchdown “the Lionel Messi of sports activities enterprise” in the event that they rent Jean-Claude Blanc as their subsequent chief government, in accordance with Good CEO Fabrice Bocquet.
Blanc, who boasts huge expertise of sports activities advertising and has frolicked in soccer with each Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, is the present head of sports activities activies with INEOS, the group fronted by Sir Jim Ratcliffe who wish to full a minority takeover of United.
In anticipation of INEOS’ arrival at Outdated Trafford, United have already confirmed the departure of former chief government Richard Arnold. Patrick Stewart has taken the function on an interim foundation however 90min understands Blanc is among the many candidates being lined up as a possible alternative.
French facet Good, who’re owned by INEOS and due to this fact work intently with Blanc, have had nothing however rave critiques concerning the Harvard graduate.
“We have now recognized one another since I arrived in soccer in 2011. I actually like him, it’s an actual pleasure to work with him,” Good president Jean-Pierre Rivere informed L’Equipe. “He’s extraordinarily competent and he embodies every little thing I like on a human degree, with actual values. He’s frank, humble, environment friendly, nice every day.”
Bocquet was additionally stuffed with reward for Blanc, including: “He’s a bit just like the Lionel Messi of sports activities enterprise, it isn’t solely a query of experience however of interpersonal expertise. He brings his imaginative and prescient, his community, his calm, his expertise.”
Amongst Blanc’s best achievements in soccer was the development of Juventus’ Allianz Stadium – a mission which can attraction to many United followers who’re eager to see Outdated Trafford rejuvenated after years of decline.
United are but to make a ultimate resolution on their subsequent CEO, with Blanc one in every of a number of names into consideration as INEOS search to construct a brand new hierarchy on the membership.
Paul Mitchell, previously of Monaco and RB Leipzig, is on the listing of candidates for a sporting director function, with Sir Dave Brailsford, a colleague of Ratcliffe, additionally set to take up a job within the each day decision-making.