Man United set to make a QUARTER of their workforce redundant, after wide-scale cost review recommends Red Devils make cuts across all of their departments

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By Mike Keegan

Published: 07:17 EDT, 3 July 2024 | Updated: 07:17 EDT, 3 July 2024

Manchester United are group to make almost a 4th of its workforce redundant, Mail Sport understands.

At a bid of meetings early connected Wednesday, unit were fixed nan bombshell news that up to 250 of nan club’s 1,100 labor will beryllium losing their jobs.

Following Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS’s acquisition of a 4th liking successful nan underperforming Premier League giants, which was completed successful January, a wide-scale costs reappraisal was commissioned.

It subsequently recommended that cuts should beryllium made crossed each departments arsenic nan caller investor seeks to return United to its erstwhile glories. As a result, a ‘proposed redundancy process’ will return place, pinch a important simplification successful caput count to follow.

It is thought that location are 2 cardinal factors down nan move. Following INEOS’s arrival, nan privilege has been placed connected nan capacity of nan first squad astatine Old Trafford and nan fig expected to beryllium saved by nan forthcoming cost-cutting is thought to tally into nan tens of millions – pinch that rate to alternatively beryllium invested successful Erik 10 Hag’s playing squad. 

Mail Sport understand Man United are group to make almost a 4th of its workforce redundant

A wide-scale costs reappraisal recommended that a important magnitude of cuts are needed

Compliance pinch nan Premier League’s arguable Profit and Sustainability (PSR) rules is besides understood to person played a part. 

At 1,112 arsenic of June 30 past year, United had by acold nan biggest unit of immoderate nine successful nan Premier League. That number is considerably higher than each of their Big Six rivals, with Liverpool having astir 1,005 employees, Chelsea 788, Tottenham 719, Arsenal 649 and Manchester City 520, according to each club’s latest figures.

United person antecedently faced disapproval for a perceived bloated building that blurs decision-making and is stifled by layers of bureaucracy. Workers were told that nan reappraisal had recovered a important translator was needed, pinch staffing costs having risen to unacceptable levels. 

The view, officials added, is that nan size of nan workforce does not bespeak wherever nan nine is connected nan pitch, having vanished 8th, 31 points down rivals and champions Manchester City, and having missed retired connected Champions League football.

While it is understood that nan cuts person been cautiously considered and that alternatives were considered, nan emotion wrong nan powerbase is that United’s staffing cognition needs to beryllium leaner and much agile. There is besides a desire to beryllium ‘best successful class’ pinch accrued accountability among nan workforce.

The move is thought to person been rubber-stamped by mostly owners nan Glazers. Over nan coming weeks, those impacted will beryllium notified successful what will not beryllium a voluntary process, unit were besides informed. A number of activities deemed non-essential will besides beryllium stopped while each departments are expected to beryllium hit.

None of nan redundancies will effect connected nan club’s kindness arm, nan Manchester United Foundation.

A bid of disastrous transportation windows has hamstrung United, pinch Ratcliffe keen to guarantee location is minimal wastage arsenic he attempts to return his boyhood nine to nan top. 

As portion of an off-field restructure, Dan Ashworth has arrived arsenic sporting head from Newcastle, Omar Berrada has moved from rivals City to go main executive and Jason Wilcox has been brought successful from Southampton arsenic method director.

A woody has been agreed for Dan Ashworth to subordinate Man United arsenic their caller sporting director

Meanwhile, £50m has already been spent connected a revamp of nan Man United's training ground

Meanwhile, £50m has been spent connected a revamp of nan club’s training ground, pinch activity ongoing.

Before nan presence of INEOS, immoderate believed nan privilege astatine United was placed connected generating gross alternatively than occurrence connected nan section and that, arsenic a result, unit numbers grew considerably.

In May, unit were offered early costs of an yearly prize if they chose to resign alternatively than activity from nan club’s offices from June 1, than astatine home.

Manchester United declined to comment.

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