Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be given full control of football operations and won’t need Glazers’ seal of approval

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be given significant power. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images) Sir Jim Ratcliffe will not require the Glazer family to sign off significant football decisions once his investment in Manchester United is complete. The 71-year-old is set to have a £1.3bn investment in the club ratified in the coming weeks, which will see him take a 25% stake in the Red Devils. While it remains to be seen whether the deal will layout a roadmap for Ratcliffe to be made majority owner, it’s clear that the British billionaire wants a deal that will give him significant power. Ratcliffe wants control over football operations, which would leave the Glazers as majority owners and overseers of the commercial side of the club. Ratcliffe will own 25% (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP) (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images) But it had been reported that Joel Glazer would sit on a committee alongside Ratcliffe, which would effectively leave the Glazers in part control of the football side. But the Independent say Ratcliffe will be given control, and will not need to run important football decisions past the majority owners. Sir Dave Brailsford is expected to work alongside Ratcliffe, while the pair will appoint a new CEO when Richard Arnold steps down. John Murtough’s role as football director is vulnerable, with Ratcliffe keen to appoint a sporting director. Paolo Maldini, Paul Mitchell and Dougie Freedman are all under consideration. MORE : UK Championship draw complete as heavyweights clash in opening round in York For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be given full control of football operations and won’t need Glazers’ seal of approval
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be given significant power. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will not require the Glazer family to sign off significant football decisions once his investment in Manchester United is complete.

The 71-year-old is set to have a £1.3bn investment in the club ratified in the coming weeks, which will see him take a 25% stake in the Red Devils.

While it remains to be seen whether the deal will layout a roadmap for Ratcliffe to be made majority owner, it’s clear that the British billionaire wants a deal that will give him significant power.

Ratcliffe wants control over football operations, which would leave the Glazers as majority owners and overseers of the commercial side of the club.

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Ratcliffe will own 25% (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP) (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images)

But it had been reported that Joel Glazer would sit on a committee alongside Ratcliffe, which would effectively leave the Glazers in part control of the football side.

But the Independent say Ratcliffe will be given control, and will not need to run important football decisions past the majority owners.

Sir Dave Brailsford is expected to work alongside Ratcliffe, while the pair will appoint a new CEO when Richard Arnold steps down.

John Murtough’s role as football director is vulnerable, with Ratcliffe keen to appoint a sporting director.

Paolo Maldini, Paul Mitchell and Dougie Freedman are all under consideration.

MORE : UK Championship draw complete as heavyweights clash in opening round in York

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

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