Ed Woodward sends message to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Directors after the European Super League debacle.
Ed Woodward, who resigned as United chief might just have shown Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham the path to follow to redeem themselves following his departure from Manchester United.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United now face an uphill task to rebuild bridges with fans having left supporters feeling betrayed following the European Super League fiasco.
With all of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ decision to become founding members of the new Super League, a surprising u-turn saw them pull out 48 hours later due to backlash from all angles ranging from supporters, governing bodies, and everyone in between.
Although the fiasco lasted 48 hours, its damage was massive and runs far deeper, and that has ultimately led to Manchester United chief Ed Woodward quitting his job.
Woodward who announced that he will be walking away from his role at the end of this season believes that his decision in regards with the Super League was ‘one of the biggest mistakes of his professional career’.
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Reports indicated that Manchester United owner Joel Glazer was going to become vice-president of the Super League, behind Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had attempted to talk Woodward out of leaving, but it seemed that Ed had already ‘made up’ his mind on leaving.
According to the Daily Star, Woodward feels huge remorse at being involved in the Super League project and has told his colleagues that it was a “huge mistake”.
Woodward is said to believe the “final straw” of the Super League project was when owners of the clubs refused to front up in public to explain their decision and how football at large could benefit from the new development.
Woodward believes the damage caused by their actions remains “irreparable” and that the damage between involved England’s big six’ clubs and the Premier League “will never be healed”.
He is reportedly optimistic his resignation from his role at United will show people that he is willing to accept his mistake, intend to mop up some of the damage caused before he eventually leaves, which is a clear message to the other clubs involved.
Woodward has set the benchmark for a true apology and a true acceptance of responsibility that executives at Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham must consider following if they want to truly mend those damaged relationships with supporters.
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