Finance guru: Man United have not told whole truth as Patrick Coyle exits in 'orchestrated' plot
The mass departure of corporate officials at Man United is likely being organised by senior management.
That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after chief of staff Patrick Coyle became the latest figure to exit Old Trafford.
As relayed by the Daily Mail last Friday (13 May), Coyle is leaving the Red Devils for a position at the PFA.
Ed Woodward is the most high-profile departure in recent times, and head of corporate finance Hemen Tseayo and chief negotiator Matt Judge have also left in the last few weeks.
Plumley theorises that, although the party line is that departing figures have left to seek new challenges, the Glazers may actually be aiming for a “total cultural reset”.
“I think it has an orchestrated feel if you look at the number of departures,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
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“I always look at things from the top down. The ownership structure is a bit delicate but underneath that you have got the people who are on the ground.
“Everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction and sometimes a full freshen-up is needed. There is a famous quote: ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’. That is what a lot clubs will target.
“You have to focus on culture first and then everything else follows. It feels like a cultural reset. It isn’t just job exits, it’s more than that.”
Richard Arnold became United’s most senior executive following Woodward’s departure.
The team will also be under the supervision of a new manager next term, with Erik ten Hag set to take charge.