Manchester United set to announce replacement for Woodward

Manchester United are set to appoint a successor for Ed Woodward and an official announcement could be done as early as next month, according to reports.

Back in April, the club’s executive vice-chairman confirmed that he would vacate his role before the end of the year following the fallout from United’s attempt to join the European Super League.

Manchester United owners, the Glazers had tried to convince Woodward to remain in his role but he believed his time at the club was over after 16 years at the club and 9 years as executive vice-chairman.

United’s board have been working tirelessly to find a worthy successor, and reports now claim that United have made a final decision.

According to Sky News, after a thorough search, United have elected to promote Richard Arnold – who’s currently working as group managing director at the club – to take over from Woodward.

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An official confirmation is expected to be made as early as October.

The decision is yet to be formally signed off by the club’s owners, the Glazers, but everything is in place for an announcement to be made before the end of the year.

Manchester United have declined to comment on the reports, describing them only as ‘speculation’.