Tom Keane leaves Manchester United after failing to secure long-term contract – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United have omitted the services of corporate lawyer Tom Keane.

Academy graduate Michael’s brother, Keane, was brought in over the summer as a transfer expert with legal contract experience.

Legal experts oversaw the transfer of Casemiro and Anthony while at the club.

It was initially said to be a temporary appointment as former chairman Ed Woodward and head of transfers Matt Judge left the company and there was a gap in experience in drafting contracts.

Then, in November, The Daily Mail reported that Keane’s appointment would be made permanent.

However, despite talks to make it happen, Keane eventually returned to his role in Brandsmith, according to The Athletic.

The Old Trafford position is therefore vacant again and the club are looking to recruit someone between now and the next transfer window in June.

“Kean was not involved in any work for United in January and the agents who called him about potential targets were Murtaugh, his deputy Andy O’Boyle and Steve Brown, the head of recruitment operations. The Athletic reports.

“His resignation also shows that United never expected to do much business in the winter window.

“It was Murtough with a group of lawyers and other recruiting staff who completed the loan move for Wout Weghorst and Jack Butland.”

Keane joins a number of backroom staff moved by Murtaugh who are beginning to show all signs of a difficult man to work with.

Interim manager Ralph Rangnick was to take on the role of consultant after Erik ten Hug was appointed, but no mutually agreeable solution was found.

The club’s chief scout Jim Lawler and head of global scouting Marcel Bout have also been transferred by Murtaugh in recent months.

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