Michael Edwards was appointed as sporting director back in November 2016, and became a key figure in Liverpool’s hierarchy.
The 44-year-old helped oversee a very successful period in the club’s history.
However, Edwards left Anfield in June of 2022.
He has now started his own venture with former colleague Ian Graham called Ludonautics.
The organization wants to provide ownership groups and teams with its knowledge of success and creativity, both on and off the field.
Despite his new venture, there have been wide-spread reports linking Michael Edwards with the sporting director role at Old Trafford.
It comes after Sir Jim Ratcliffe is poised to take over the sporting sector of Manchester United – with the businessmen well aware of Michael Edward’s talents.
Additionally, current United sporting director John Murtough is under increasing pressure amid Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s potential revolution.
However, the reliable David Ornstein have provided an update regarding Michael Edwards and Manchester United.
Speaking on-air with NBC, the Athletic journalist said:
‘There could be sporting director changes [at Manchester United] in time but for now John Murtough and Darren Fletcher are there.”
“One person who WON’T be taking that job is, to my knowledge, Michael Edwards – the former Liverpool sporting director.”
“He would want sole control as and when he takes [on] a project, more of a chief executive of football kind of role.”
So, nothing to fear for Liverpool fans as Michael Edwards is presumably focusing on his new start-up for now.
Besides, Edwards would have known himself that accepting a role at Manchester United would tarnish his lofty reputation at Liverpool.
Whether that would influence his decision making is up for debate, but it seems Red Devils will have to look elsewhere for a new sporting director.