Manchester United plan to employ a new data scientist in the coming weeks as Ed Woodward seeks to improve the club’s off-field developments, according to reports.
A new director of football at Old Trafford has long been talked about and United have always been linked with potential suitors in the hot seat.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that United’s revenue was down nearly 20% in the year ending June 2020 compared to the previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, according to The Athletic, the Red Devils are also keen to add a data scientist to help with other developments off the pitch.
In 2012, Liverpool hired highly respected physicist Dr Ian Graham in this role, which involves evaluating several performance indicators in order to improve the team.
It is understood that Woodward has already compiled a shortlist of nominees who they believe can fill the role and help the club move forward.
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Compared to record earnings of £ 627.1million in 2018/19, the Red Devils recorded total turnover of £ 509million for 2019-2020, down 18.8%.
Income is expected to drop to between £ 560m and £ 580m this year due to the club’s Champions League non-participation, but they withdrew the expected figure when they released their third quarter results in May due of the impact of COVID. -19 hatching.