Edward Woodward announced that he will be stepping down from his role as the Manchester United vice president. He was set to leave at the end of this year but his decision in reference to his departure has been made so fast.
This came after Manchester United, along with the other five Premier League clubs involved in the proposed European Super League (ESL), withdrew from the competition. Edward Gareth Woodward, an accountant and investment banker was born in November 9th,1971,Chelmsford England.
Woodward joined the red devil’s in 2005 and he has been in his present role since 2012. “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.” Edward Woodward.
“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,i am sure that with the changes we have made on-field and to the coaching and football staff in recent years this great club will soon be lifting silverware again. It deserves to.” He added.
On the contrary Woodward after replacing David Gill as the chief executive in 2013, he has been tremendously criticized for the club’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title and irrelevant transfers conducted. Woodward spear headed the move to sack David Moyes barely a year into his six-year contract as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.
Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were also fired for failing to match the club expectations.
The Glazer family (Manchester United owners ) are yet to announce more details in succeeding the club. “On behalf of everyone at United I would like to place on record our sincere thanks for his tireless work and dedication, his contribution to the club has been massive, and he will always be welcome at Old Trafford as a part of the Manchester United family”- Joel Glazer said.