Man Utd’s chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge is stepping down from the role at Old Trafford

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Judge will not have a role to play in this summer’s transfer activity (Photo: Getty)

Matt Judge has reportedly resigned from his role at Manchester United.

Judge has been in charge of negotiating contracts and transfers at Old Trafford since 2014, but is now set to leave the club, according to The Athletic.

He is now said to be working through a notice period in his contract with the club before leaving later in the year and he will not play an active role in transfers this summer.

The referee is leaving on good terms with the club, but has been considering his future in recent weeks amid a host of staff changes in the back room of the club.

Executive Vice President Ed Woodward has already left, while Chief Scout Jim Lawlor and Head of Global Scouting Marcel Bout are also leaving Old Trafford.

John Murtough now has full control of football operations as he looks to help steer United back to the heyday with future boss Erik ten Hag at the helm.

Earlier this month, the club confirmed that the Dutchman will leave Ajax at the end of the season to take over the reins from interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

Ralph Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick changes to a consulting role at the club this summer (Photo: James Gill – Danehouse / Getty Images)

Rangnick, meanwhile, will switch to a consulting role at the club, just as he is today being announced as the new coach of the Austrian national team.

Rangnick was quoted by the Austrian FA website as saying: ‘It is an honor for me to take on the role of team manager. I’m particularly excited about the prospect of competing at the European Championships in Germany with a young team that is hungry for success. ‘

After watching his team fight to a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Thursday night, he confirmed his intentions to stay at United.

“I can also confirm that I will definitely continue at the end of the season with my consulting role,” Rangnick said.

‘I did not say that I would be a big part of things going forward, but we have certainly agreed now on the content and also the timing of my consulting role.

“So far, Erik and I have not talked together, but it will hopefully and probably will happen in the future. I am more than willing and happy to help change things for the better.

‘It would make room for another job, which we agreed to start with last November.’

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