Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to throw Glazers approach with new Man United plan

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is closing in on a deal to buy 25 percent of Man United, with the INEOS chief also set to take control of football operations at Old Trafford

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to take a much more hands-on approach at Manchester United than the Glazers once his proposed purchase of a 25 percent stake in the club is finally ratified.

The deal will see Ratcliffe become a minority shareholder in United through his chemical company INEOS,

With the Glazers agreeing to give him control of the football side of the club.

Changes have already been made, with United announcing that Richard Arnold will be leaving his role as CEO and more high-profile departures are expected.

INEOS also own French club Nice and Swiss side Lausanne, giving fans some insight into how Ratcliffe and Co may look to run United.

INEOS took over Nice in 2019 and are currently enjoying an excellent start to the season

Under new manager Francesco Farioli, a disciple of Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.

Jim Ratcliffe wants to change Man United

Nice currently sit second in Ligue 1, just one point behind Paris Saint-Germain, having gone unbeaten so far with Farioli at the helm.

And the 34-year-old has revealed Ratcliffe likes to be much more involved with the club than the Glazers are at United.

“I met Jim Ratcliffe a few days after (taking the job) because he was very busy,” Farioli told the Telegraph. “But from his side, the first time we met, the feeling he transferred to me,

It was really like the feeling of somebody that was really aware of many things.

“I felt already known before knowing him. It was a really warm welcome.” Farioli has regular contact with those at INEOS,

Including Ratcliffe, who set him the target of finishing in the top six and qualifying for Europe – an ambitious target given Nice finished ninth last season.

“I like to listen to the feedback I receive because

It’s good to have different perspectives and different input,” Farioli added when asked about Ratcliffe’s involvement. “Afterwards, I have freedom in the decisions on the pitch.

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