Ben Manga, director of professional football at Eintracht, will not fulfill his contract in Frankfurt, which runs until 2026, but will switch to England with immediate effect. There Manga gets the chance to work as a sports director.
A few weeks ago it became apparent that manga could leave the SBU for England. According to the Frankfurter Rundschau, the change is now nearing completion. After final details are settled, Manga will join Watford FC as sporting director.
The Hornets were relegated from the Premier League in the summer and are fourth in the Championship this season. Manga could get involved in January with his transfer skills and possibly be the decisive factor for the resurgence at the end of the season. After all, the 48-year-old often proved his eagle eye in Frankfurt, being responsible for the discovery and transfer of players such as Randal Kolo Muani, Evan N'Dicka, Rafael Borre and Tuta. It is not for nothing that the Framkfurter Rundschau dubbed manga "Pearl Divers" in its report. At the beginning of the week, the termination of the contract on November 30th is to be officially announced in Frankfurt.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Change before graduation: Ben Manga leaves SGE for England.