Manchester United make Atletico Madrid sporting director top target for new role

David Cooper - Writer 12:36 12/09/2018
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Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta (right)

Manchester United’s search for a director of football has moved to La Liga with Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Andrea Berta a leading candidate, according to the Evening Standard.

Old Trafford is set for a major restructure off the pitch and are hoping to make an appointment for the newly created position by the end of the year.

The report says United have registered their interest but are also exploring Juventus’ Fabio Paratici with RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell also recommended.

Berta has been with Atletico since joining from Genoa in 2013 but took on the role of sporting director last year.

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