Man Utd set to bring in ex-Chelsea technical director Vivell

Christopher Vivell
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Manchester United are set to bring in former Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell to help with the club’s recruitment.

Vivell’s arrival will initially be on a short-term basis, to assist during the current transfer window, although an extended stay has not been ruled out as United look to strengthen their football leadership and recruitment departments.

Vivell was placed on gardening leave by Chelsea last July just seven months after his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

He had previously worked for the Red Bull group in Salzburg and Leipzig.

The move comes as Dan Ashworth’s appointment as sporting director has been confirmed.

Ashworth, Vivell and United’s technical director Jason Wilcox are set to work closely over the next few weeks in an effort to improve Erik ten Hag’s squad.