Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has confirmed that he’d leave his position in the Manchester United hierarchy at the end of the year.
Woodward took the decision to resign amid huge controversy surrounding the club’s involvement in the proposed European Super League.
According to the Daily Star, Woodward recognised he had made one of the ‘biggest mistakes of his professional career’, having been instrumental in the driving plans for the breakaway league.
The 49-year-old will vacate the top operational role in the Old Trafford boardroom at the end of season.
According to reports, Joel Glazer had tried to talk out Woodward from resigning, but Woodward believed that the backlash was too much, after a fierce response from players, fans, politicians, managers and the media.
A source told Manchester Evening News that Woodward’s head was ‘spinning’ from the fallout, and he believes resigning from his job was the best thing he could do.
Woodward will leave at the end of the year, and he hopes to use the rest of his time at United to try and repair the damage done.