The 57-year-old has recently undergone treatment for a number of health problems, including prostate cancer and heart surgery. He previously stated that he would step away from the role of a team principal should he face further health issues.
Rod Ellingworth is the one who would take over as a team manager according to the report. Ellingworth returned to a senior role with Ineos Grenadiers after he spent one season as a team principal of Bahrain-McLaren. He is working mainly with young talents such as Tom Pidcock, Ethan Hayter and more. He was a founding member of the first British WorldTour cycling team, alongside Brailsford.
Ineos Grenadiers have been approached but not commented on the issue so far.