On Thursday, Manchester United announced Richard Arnold as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Man United, while confirming the departure of Ed Woodward, announced Arnold’s appointment.
Arnold replaces Woodward, who worked as Executive Vice-Chairman at Man United.
What are some of the things you need to know about the new Man United’s CEO?
- Arnold is 51 years old and a British accountant, who joined Man United in 2007 and has been the Red Devils’ Group Managing Director since 2013, a role which has seen him oversee all operational and commercial business at the club.
- He worked in the technology sector and also for accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is where he became friends with Woodward before he got a job in football.
- Arnold grew up in the northwest of England and, like Woodward, attended Bristol University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, before later qualifying as a chartered accountant.
- He pushed for Ralf Rangnick to be given the two-year consultancy role, which has been included in his contract following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year and will touch on his expertise and experience once he leaves his role as interim manager at the end of the season.