June 14, 2024

Ed Woodward officially leaves Manchester United

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Ed Woodward has today officially stepped down as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, with Richard Arnold taking up the position.

Woodward has stepped down as executive vice-chairman, as Arnold begins his new role in full today (Tuesday).

United announced in April 2021 that Woodward would be departing the club at the end of the year.

Richard Arnold will fill the vacant post in the Old Trafford hierarchy and become the club’s CEO on Tuesday, February 1st, it was announced in early January.

While announcing his pending exit last year,Ed Woodward said: “I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years.”

“The club is well-positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year.

“I will treasure the memories from my time at Old Trafford, during a period when we won the Europa League, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup. I am proud of the regeneration of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United way of playing.

“We have invested more than £1bn in the squad during my time here and I am particularly delighted with the progress the players have made under the astute leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching team in the last two years.”

Solskjaer was sacked by the board later that year with Ralf Rangnick being appointed temporarily in November.

Commenting on his new job, Arnold has said: “I am honoured to have the chance to serve this great club and its fans.

“I am determined to return that honour in any way I can.”

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