Ed Woodward humiliatingly resigns as Man United Chairman.
Ed Woodward has tendered his resignation as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United following the backlash to the Super League.
It is understood that the Manchester United executive vice was contemplating stepping down in 2021 after finalizing the club’s restructure.
Woodward has suddenly stepped down after a severe backlash against the club’s involvement in the Super League. The United players were made aware before news leaked online.
United sources has however refused to confirm Woodward’s departure as it was ‘market sensitive’. United insists that Woodward was always due to leave at the end of the calendar year and has only decided to bring the announcement forward.
The news emerged on a fraught evening for the Super League as Chelsea and Manchester City withdrew from the widely-denounced breakaway league.
Woodward became the de facto chief executive of United in 2013, replacing David Gill, and he will be remembered as the common denominator during eight years of the main failure in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
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Ed Woodward hasn’t been popular at Old Trafford for a while now and there have been calls for him to go for years, but it appears this is the final straw for him as his resignation has been confirmed.
Managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho all clashed with Woodward, with Moyes particularly aggrieved by United’s amateurish dealings in the 2013 summer transfer window, when they failed with pursuits of Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines, Gareth Bale, and Ander Herrera, among others.
Van Gaal later described Woodward as an ‘evil genius’ and a source close to Mourinho said Woodward ‘f—-d up deals’.
The club has endured five trophyless seasons in the last seven on Woodward’s watch and last month he oversaw the final stage of United’s restructure, appointing John Murtough as football director and Darren Fletcher as technical director.
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