One of Ed Woodward’s last acts as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United will be to choose his successor.
Woodward resigned in the wake of the European Super League fiasco last week, and was singled out for criticism by UEFA Alexander Ceferin for his role in the project, although some insiders have insisted that he was always against the idea of the breakaway league and hat he has become, in effect, the fall guy for the Glazer family. Others though dispute this narrative, pointing to the long association between the two partners.
Richard Arnold, the club’s managing director, is the current leading candidate to get the job, because United have a history of appointing from within.
The pair met at the University of Bristol thirty years ago, and Arnold is currently engaged in trying to find a new sponsor for United’s trining ground kit. The eight year deal with Aon comes to an end this summer.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.