Matt Judge has resigned as: Manchester United:‘s director of football negotiations, sources have told ESPN, as the Old Trafford side continues an overhaul of its off-field operations.
Judge, who has been involved in United’s transfer business since 2014, is currently serving a notice period and will leave later this year.
Judge led contract negotiations under former executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, but took up his current title in March last year when Darren Fletcher was named technical director and John Murtough promoted to football director.
A source from Reuters added that the departure was amicable as a “change in leadership, structure and approach” led Judge to reconsider his long-term plans at the club.
United’s chief scout, Jim Lawlor, and Marcel Bout, the head of global scouting, also left United earlier this month.
Earlier on Friday, interim boss: Ralf Rangnick was named head coach: of the: Austria: national team but is set to continue in a consultancy role at United, who will: welcome Erik ten Hag as their new permanent manager: next season.
United, sixth in the league standings with 55 points, host 12th-placed: Brentford: on Monday.
Information from Reuters was used in this report.