job title will remain executive vice chairman.
Richard joined United in 2007 and is currently responsible for the management and growth of the club’s sponsorship, retail, merchandising, apparel and product licensing, and its new media and mobile business. He was nominated for SportBusiness International's Sports innovator of the year list in 2011. He is a director of Manchester United Football Club, Manchester United plc, Manchester United Merchandising Limited, MUTV and the MU Foundation.
Michael joined the club as its first ever chief operating officer in 2007 and is responsible for finance, ticketing, hospitality, matchday and non-matchday operations, club secretarial functions, property management and corporate services. He is a board member of Manchester United Football Club, MUTV and a trustee of the Club’s pension fund.
Joel Glazer said:
“I am delighted Ed has agreed to take on this new role at the club. He has devoted the last seven years of his professional life to Manchester United and truly understands the club’s culture and what makes this club so treasured."
Ed Woodward said:
“This appointment is a great honour. Manchester United is a glorious football club. We have wonderfully loyal fans, a deeply rich history and tradition but also aren’t afraid to lead and to innovate. When allied to the dedication and loyalty of our staff, the talent of our players and the incomparable skills of our manager, it has been a very successful combination, which we are all committed to maintain.
“I am particularly humbled to have the chance to work alongside the greatest manager in the