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Michael Edwards ‘meets criteria’ to join Ligue 1 club after Liverpool exit

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Outgoing Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is reportedly being lined up for a new job in France once he leaves his role at Anfield at the end of the season.

Edwards announced his intention to leave Liverpool back in November, bringing to an end his successful spell at the club. Responsible for the Reds’ effective transfer dealings in recent years, the announcement of his departure resulting in an outpouring of messages from thankful supporters.

His next step within the game is yet to be announced, though it has been claimed Nice are considering the Reds’ transfer guru as a replacement for their current sporting director Julien Fournier. That’s according to French outlet Nice Matin, who state this position could become available as Fournier is expected to exit the Ligue 1 side. The report claims Edwards ‘has a profile that meets many criteria’ Nice are searching for as they prepare for a restructure of the club’s hierarchy.

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Edwards’ replacement at Liverpool has already been identified as Julian Ward, who currently serves as assistant sporting director. In no doubt that Ward will be a huge success when he officially takes over next season, the Reds’ current transfer chief told in November: “Julian has been building up the skill set for this role for many years and there are countless elements o…

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