Ed Woodward will have a say in the appointment of the next Chief Executive of Manchester United
According to news from MEN, Ed Woodward will have a say in appointing his successor at Manchester United. It is understood that the Executive Vice-Chairman will be a huge factor in selecting who replaces him.
Woodward decided to throw his towel from the role of the executive vice-chairman of Manchester United on Tuesday night following the unravelling of the European Super League.
The Executive Vice-Chairman was said to have played a critical role in the development of the breakaway league that was headed by the likes of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli.
However, as one club after the other began to withdraw from the proposal amidst fan backlash, Woodward decided to call time on his career at Manchester United.
As per the report, the former accountant and investment banker, who had been with the club since 2005, has confided to close ones that supporting the European Super League was one of the biggest mistakes of his professional career.
It is also said that he felt great remorse over the entire development, which is why he decided to resign. However, as he looks to leave at the end of the season, he will be trusted to make one last big decision – appointing his successor.
The report claims that the man closest to running for the job is Richard Arnold, United’s managing director.
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The two have a shared history dating back to 1993 and Arnold could well end up being promoted to Woodward’s spot. However, Arnold might not take on such a huge role given the multiple facets it has. Nonetheless, in case an internal appointment is made, Richard Arnold could be the one to succeed Woodward.