Ed Woodward Steps Down at Manchester United After 16 Years As Club Announces Replacement

Ed Woodward Steps Down at Manchester United After 16 Years As Club Announces Replacement

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Ed Woodward has stepped down from his position at Manchester United and has wished the club lucks
  • Richard Arnord has been named as the man who will replace Ed Woodward as new Manchester United chief executive
  • Manchester United are currently occupying 7th position on the Premier League table after defeat to Wolves

Ed Woodward has finally stepped down as Manchester United chief executive after 17 years at the club and the English accountant will be replaced with Richard Arnold who will start work on February 1.

Woodward supported the coming on board of the Super League last year as they were wars between some heads of European clubs and UEFA chiefs.

The Englishman was not the only top football chief who supported the Super League as some were also interested because of the huge money involved in the competition.

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Ed Woodward steps down at Manchester United. Photo by Craig Mercer
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But after thorough battle, clubs that showed interest in the Super League withdrew with some even tendering apology to their fans.

According to the report on UK Sun and Athletic, Joel Glazer expressed appreciation to Ed Woodward

Joel Glazer's reaction to Woodward stepping down

“I would like to thank Ed for his tireless work on behalf of Manchester United during his nine years as Executive Vice-Chairman and 16 years with the club.
"We are now looking forward to Richard and his leadership team opening a new phase in the club’s evolution, with ambitious plans for investment in Old Trafford, the strengthening of our engagement with fans, and continued drive towards our most important objective – winning on the pitch.”

Manchester United Eye Massive Move for Wolves’ Star After Impressing in Win at Old Trafford

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Manchester United are reportedly interested in the signing of Wolves and Portuguese midfielder Rúben Neves following his impressive show in helping his side record win at Old Trafford.

Despite having two years left on his current contract at Wolves, Manchester United chiefs are said to be ready to offer a convincing bid that will help them get his signature.

Before Ole Solskjaer was fired at Manchester United, the Norwegian was said to be a fan of Ruben Neves and was ready to make a move for him.

Manchester United chiefs are ready to speak with Neves' agent over the possibility of having him this January.

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