Polly Bancroft to leave United for CEO role

Thursday 22 February 2024 15:00

Polly Bancroft is to step down as Manchester United’s head of women’s football at the end of the season to become Chief Executive of Grimsby Town FC.

Since joining the club in October 2022, Bancroft has overseen the continued development of United into a leading force in the women’s game.

Highlights included reaching our inaugural FA Cup final last season and finishing second in the Women’s Super League, sealing UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time.

As well as supporting head coach Marc Skinner and his staff, Bancroft helped deliver major improvements in infrastructure for the women’s team, including a new elite training facility at Carrington.

Growth in the support base and revenues for the women’s team has been another achievement, with consistently rising attendances for games at Leigh Sports Village and over 150,000 tickets sold for WSL games at Old Trafford.

Bancroft will continue in her role for the remainder of the season while a search takes place for her successor. We wish Polly all the best in the next stage of her career.