Manchester United have announced that Richie Arnold will be their new chief executive when Ed Woodward departs the club next month.
50-year-old Woodward, who has been with United since 2005, confirmed that he was leaving one of Europe’s biggest clubs in April following the European Super League debacle.
The executive vice-chairman will leave his post on February 1 with Arnold to take over the day-to-day running of a club who have gone nine years without a Premier League title.
The new chief executive has been United’s group managing director since 2013 and has worked for the club for the past fifteen years.
“I am honoured to have the chance to serve this great club and its fans,” Arnold said.
“I am determined to return that honour in any way I can.”