sport news Eric Cantona offered to be 's 'President of Football' trends now

sport news Eric Cantona offered to be 's 'President of Football' trends now
sport news Eric Cantona offered to be Manchester United's 'President of Football' trends now

sport news Eric Cantona offered to be Manchester United's 'President of Football' trends now

Eric Cantona offered to be Manchester United's 'President of Football' and help turn the club's fortunes around... but was rebuffed by Ed Woodward who the Old Trafford legend says is 'great at marketing but not great at football' Man United legend Cantona offered his services as 'President of football' He met former executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on several occasions Cantona, 56, believed Woodward should concentrate on the marketing side But the United hierarchy turned down his offer to make club's football decisions Cantona scored 82 goals in 185 matches for United between 1992 and 1997 

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Eric Cantona put himself forward to become Manchester United's 'President of football' - but was turned down by former chief Ed Woodward.

The Old Trafford legend met up with former executive vice-chairman Woodward before he left his post in late 2021 and offered to be a figurehead for his former club.

Cantona proposed that Woodward and others concentrated on the marketing side while he made all the football decisions - but his idea was rebuffed.

Eric Cantona met with Ed Woodward and offered to become Manchester United's 'President of football' - but was rebuffed by the former executive vice-chairman

Eric Cantona met with Ed Woodward and offered to become Manchester United's 'President of football' - but was rebuffed by the former executive vice-chairman

The Frenchman is a club legend at Old Trafford after almost five rollercoaster years there

The Frenchman is a club legend at Old Trafford after almost five rollercoaster years there 

'Last year, I proposed to the club to change their way,' Cantona told The Athletic.

'Ed Woodward is great at marketing but not great at football. United should have a chairman and then they should have a president of marketing and then a president of football, who is in charge of all the decision in football.

'So I proposed to them that I should be president of football.

'I met him [Woodward] a few times. But

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