Rafa will work with a DOF and he has given his biggest hint thus far.

Taken from a question posted on his blog:


Some football clubs use director of football.

When you were manager at Liverpool, you fulfilled the jobs that two people do at some clubs (Coach and Director of football)

I know you would prefer a Manager type job like you used to have at Liverpool, but would you take on a role at a club without complete control over transfers and all aspects of the club?

Thanks again.

Different clubs will work in different ways with their structure. It is possible to work with any structure.