Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward is stepping down after 16 years. The Premier League club announced on Tuesday evening. Woodward will remain in office until the end of the season, however.
Along with United owner Joel Glazer, Woodward was one of the great initiators of the much-discussed Super League, which is about to end again after some clubs are about to resign.
According to information from SPOX and goal Woodward’s resignation has nothing to do with the global criticism of the Super League, rather the 49-year-old will stay with the club until the end of 2021.
“I am very proud to have served United and it has been an honor to have worked for the biggest football club in the world for the past 16 years,” Woodward said in a club press release. “We have invested over a billion pounds in the squad during my time here and I am particularly pleased with the progress the players have made over the past two years under the astute leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching team.”
Especially after the events surrounding the Super League: “I’m sure that the basics are in place so that we can win them back for our passionate fans.”