The Glazer family are more concerned than ever that Manchester United is beginning to deteriorate following the disastrous managerial spell of David Moyes.
Moyes was sacked after just 11 months in charge and the Glazers are ready to take an active role to finding the right successor.
Their top target to replace Moyes is Holland manager Louis van Gaal, who is believed to be very keen to take the reigns at Old Trafford.
The Glazers were happy to leave Sir Alex Ferguson to choose his own successor in the summer, but are determined on having a big say on the next coach following Moyes' failure.
Ferguson will be consulted before the appointment of any manager but it is believed he will not have the final say in the decision, rather just an advisory role in proceedings.
Although finding a new long-term manager is a priority for Manchester United's American owners, they will explore all possibilities before making a final decision. They are happy to wait for up to a month to see if any managers put themselves forward for the role.
Old Trafford officials are also reluctant to target managers who are tied down to big contracts at clubs, subsequently ruling out managers like Carlo Ancelotti, who is just one-year into a long-term deal at Real Madrid.
But Manchester United know that things on the continent can be more volatile and want to wait to see if any high profile candidates become available at the end of the season.
The Glazers are also keen to take a firmer role in player recruitment this summer and are keen to avoid the mistakes Moyes and Woodward made last summer.
Manchester United are already actively making additions and have made contact with Southampton over Luke Shaw and Bayern Munich over Toni Kroos.
The Glazers will be in attendance at Manchester United's game against Norwich and will personally give Ryan Giggs their full backing for the rest of the season.
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