Manchester United eyeing Southampton’s Martin Semmens and Norwich Metropolis’s Stuart Webber as Ed Woodward’s potential alternative
According to talkSPORT presenter Alex Crook, Manchester United has started looking for Ed Woodward’s replacement.
The Red Devils have identified Southampton CEO Martin Semmens as one of their candidates, while Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber is also on the radar.
As discussed on @talkSPORT #MUFC, they have started their search for Ed Woodward’s replacement. Probably an external appointment with experience in the Premier League. Stuart Webber #NCFC and Martin Semmens #SaintsFC both admired. It has been said that it will not be Paul Barber who is committed to #BHAFC
– Alex Crook @ (@alex_crook) April 23, 2021
Man Utd vice chairman Woodward will be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season and the Red Devils will have to bring in a replacement who can do a better job than the 49-year-old.
The English accountant and investment banker has been the club’s vice chairman since 2012.
He is believed to be stepping down due to the criticism the Red Devils received after they decided to join the European Super League.
Semmens has been Vice President of Southampton since June 2019 and has helped the Saints further establish themselves in the top tier.
The 37-year-old Webber joined Norwich in 2017 and has helped them return to the Premier League after being relegated last season.
The Canarian Football Director was previously Head of Football Operations in Huddersfield Town and was Director of Recruitment in Liverpool from 2009 to 2012.
Webber was Head of Scouting for Queens Park Rangers and later Wolverhampton Wanderers after leaving Anfield, and he might be more than interested in joining Man Utd in case they should call.
In other news, Aston Villa reportedly wants Man Utd star this summer.