Football NewsEd Woodward is expected to leave Man Utd at the end of the year
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Ed Woodward announced that he will step down from his role at the end of the year, but may still be influential.


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The executive vice chairman of Man Utd Woodward is expected to still leave the club at the end of the year, but could be used as an advisor after the club seeks a new manager. The executive vice chairman has announced that he will step down in late 2021 following the defeat of the European Super League and is expected to be replaced by Arnold, who is currently the group’s managing director.

Ed is currently recruiting an interim manager following the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, and while he will be involved in the search for a permanent manager until he leaves, it is implied that football director Murtough and CTO Fletcher will oversee the transition.


Ed Woodward is proud to have served Man Utd

Despite taking over the last few weeks of his tenure as executive vice chairman, Ed remains actively involved in club decisions. Ed Woodward was instrumental in the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and attended the crisis meeting on Saturday night. It is understood that his replacement, which is expected to be Arnold, will be confirmed in due course, and Ed Woodward is likely to be on hand for advice and guidance after he leaves.

The Glazer family is believed to have wanted Ed to stay in the position, but the 50-year-old announced his retirement in April after holding the key to Man Utd’s involvement in the breakaway European Super League. At the time, Ed said it would be difficult to leave at the end of the year. In a statement, Ed Woodward said that he is very proud to have served with Man Utd and it has been an honor to serve with the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years. The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to leave at the end of the year.