Chief Football Reporter Neil Ashton has left The Sun to become a PR adviser for Manchester United.
Ashton, who joined the newspaper in November 2015 from the Daily Mail, has been a reporter for 20 years. He has also been the host of Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement, a round table discussion programme involving national football journalists, for seven and a half years.
Yesterday, he fronted the programme for the last time. At United, Ashton will report directly into executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and he was present at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conference last week ahead of their 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich City.
United already have Charlie Brooks in place as Director of Communications and Jon Tibbs as an adviser. Rachel Fraser is Head of Internal Communications and Andrew Ward is Head of Corporate and Commercial Communications.