Julian Ward sets to quit being Liverpool’s sporting director bearing the role for just a year

Julian Ward sets to quit being Liverpool’s sporting director bearing the role for just a year

In light of the continuous ambiguity at Anfield, Julian Ward, who took over the post from the successful Michael Edwards in the summer, is rumored to desire to withdraw from football.

Julian Ward, the sporting director at Liverpool, will leave his position after just one season.

After Michael Edwards left the club in the summer, Ward, who had previously served as Edwards’ deputy at Anfield and had enjoyed tremendous success, assumed the position.

However, he is rumored to want to take a break from football, which has disappointed Reds management.

In addition to working closely with Edwards as the Reds assembled a team that won the Premier League in 2020 and the Champions League in 2019, Ward has been at Anfield for ten years in a variety of roles.

Edwards oversaw the signings of players like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Alisson Becker, and it was hoped that Ward would be able to maintain his level of success on the field and in the transfer market.

Darwin Nunez was acquired by Liverpool from Benfica in the summer, along with young players Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen, for a potential club record fee.

Ward is also thought to have played a significant role in luring Luis Diaz away from Porto in January.

The announcement comes amid ongoing uncertainty at Anfield as a result of the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, deciding to sell all or part of the club.

Edwards oversaw the signings of players like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Alisson Becker, and it was hoped that Ward would be able to maintain his level of success on the field and in the transfer market.

Darwin Nunez was acquired by Liverpool from Benfica in the summer, along with young players Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen, for a potential club record fee.

Ward is also thought to have played a significant role in luring Luis Diaz away from Porto in January.

The announcement comes amid ongoing uncertainty at Anfield as a result of the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, deciding to sell all or part of the club.

FSG has been operating on Merseyside for 12 years and could earn up to $3 billion for the Reds after being acquired for £300 million in 2010.

They are open to selling the team in its entirety or in part, with the latter likely to result in significant financial gains for both FSG and the Reds.

Tom Werner, the chairman of FSG, recently acknowledged that they were not in a rush to sell the team but added that all options were on the table.

Werner stated, “We’re exploring a sale, but there’s no urgency or deadline for us. In my opinion, things are proceeding as usual. One result might be our long-term stewardship of the club.”

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of the Reds, has expressed his appreciation for the potential for new investment while reiterating that both on and off the field, things will continue as normal.

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