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Manchester United Appoints Richard Arnold CEO Role


Richard Arnold who is the current managing director of the club will become the club’s new chief executive. He will replace the outgoing Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward, who resigned in April following the ill-fated outcome of the purported Super League. Arnold is familiar with the club’s fan forums after dialling in this year and will serve in the co-chairman capacity of the fans’ advisory board. 

The chief executive title was last used by David Gill who stepped down in 2013 following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson with Woodward slotting in as the executive vice-chairman of Manchester United. Arnold became the commercial director of the club in 2007 and has since been an ever-present figure in the club’s investors’ calls, according to MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 12/20.

It is part of the long-awaited overhaul that began with the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and marks the second major organisational rebuild in the last two months. While changes are expected, it is not thought to be this formal. The appointment coincides with Ole’s disastrous slump in form this season according to REUTERS.

He is a perfect fit where the Glazers are concerned, focused on ensuring United are a money-making machine. On the football side, it’s sadly not the Edwin van der Sar appointment supporters have long hoped for.

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