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Sir Jim Ratcliffe slams Man United’s ‘high degree of disarray’ and calls IT department ‘a disgrace’ – Man United News And Transfer News


Manchester United’s new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly sent a scathing message to club staff, criticizing the pathetic state of the dressing room and the IT department in particular.

Since Ratcliffe completed his partial 27.7% investment in the club, all attention has been focused on auditing United and identifying areas for improvement.

Earlier this week, Ratcliffe was joined by some of his closest aides, including interim CEO Jean-Claude Blanc, at a meeting with United employees.

The Peoples Person covered a report which said Ratcliffe ordered those on the Red Devils payroll to immediately return to the office as he seeks to end the work-from-home culture at Old Trafford.

The Oldham-born billionaire is also believed to have told United staff that his main goal is to return the 20-time English champions to the top of world football, a goal he aims to achieve sooner rather than later.

According to The Daily Mail, Ratcliffe had a big problem with the state of a section of United’s operations. In particular, he lamented the state of the locker room and the IT department.

The newspaper claims that the British businessman warned that “disorder” will certainly not be tolerated under his regime.

Ratcliffe said in a note to all staff and seen by The Mail: “I had a good two-day visit to both Carrington and Old Trafford this week. As always, I was made to feel very welcome. Thank you.”

“I had a good tour of some of the facilities. I am afraid that in many places I was struck by a high degree of disorder. In particular, the IT department, which frankly was a disgrace, and the U18 and U21 locker rooms were not much better.”

“These standards would not be close to what we would expect at INEOS and we are a chemical company. “Manchester United is an elite sporting organisation.”

His note further said: “It is a small thing in many ways, but unless an organization has standards and discipline, it will not be successful.”

He encouraged staff to step up their efforts to ensure the highest standards are maintained at Old Trafford.

“I would appreciate it if we adopted appropriate cleaning standards everywhere in the future. “It reflects badly on the club if we have visitors, parents of young players, new players and the media and they see that we don’t care enough to keep things in order.”

Nathan Salt notes that he has contacted United for comment on the story.


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