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Man Utd anger Southampton with 'derisory' offer for former Man City chief


MANCHESTER UNTIED have had an approach for Southampton’s Jason Wilcox rejected following a derisory offer.

The Championship club have been left frustrated by United’s bid to remove their director of football with eight games to go in the season as the Saints push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Southampton have been angered by Man Utd's offer to prise Jason Wilcox, right, away from St. Marys


Southampton have been angered by Man Utd’s offer to prise Jason Wilcox, right, away from St. MarysCredit: Getty
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has seen a part of his rebuild plans stutterCredit: PA

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Wilcox only moved to St. Mary’s from Manchester City last summer.

But he already viewed as a key part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s behind the scenes rebuild at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils want Wilcox to become their new technical director as part of a revamped footballing department at the club.

United are believed to have offered compensation of around a year’s salary to Southampton.

This has been dismissed as well below Southampton’s expectations for such a senior figure.

That offer, and the timing, has angered the Saints hierarchy.

Wilcox has been instrumental to the overhauling of the coaching staff and squad at Southampton.

He hired Russell Martin as manager last summer as well as overseeing a hectic transfer window following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.


The former Blackburn Rovers winger is thought to be keen on joining Ratcliffe’s revolution at Old Trafford.

Wilcox worked alongside incoming chief executive, Omar Berrada, at Manchester City and would work under Dan Ashworth, who is joining from Newcastle United as director of football.

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