20/02/2013 12:00, Report by Communications Dept.
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Ed Woodward assumes responsibilities at MU

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 history of the game. Alex's experience and track record are incomparable and I look forward to having the opportunity to support him in shaping his squad in the future and maintaining the club’s position at the pinnacle of the sport.

“I’d like to thank David for his help and guidance over recent years, which has helped to develop and hone my experience at the highest level of club football.

“I am delighted Richard has accepted the offer of becoming group managing director. His work as commercial director has redefined the way the industry looks at sponsorship and partner servicing and I know he will continue to bring the same enthusiasm and skills to his new role.

“Michael has done great work at the club in the last six years and has transformed the customer service ethos and

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