As per reports, it seems as if Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward will hold his post until next April. Amidst all the ‘Ole out’ talk, Woodward’s exit from the club seems to have been delayed.
The executive VC is due to step down at the end of December 2021, after the failure of the European Super League was announced. The 49-yrs-old has been at the post for 9 years and now fans are demanding his exit.
However, with Utd’s current performance, all the negative fire regarding club exits have shifted towards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The manager seems to have unexpectedly shielded the unwanted executive VC from all the debates and discussions.
Why Manchester United wants to get rid of Woodward?
In his 9 years at the club, Woodward has seen the Red Devils losing games and games. He has sacked 2 trophy-winning managers as he thought he is the one who knows everything.
Managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all clashed with Woodward. Moyes was 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.
But, Ed seems to be more concerned with profits and social media interactions rather than the sport and his input to take the team back to the top. The club has endured six trophy-less seasons in the last eight on Woodward’s watch
United have finished seventh, fourth, fifth, sixth, second, sixth, third and second in the eight Premier League campaigns since Ferguson stepped down as manager and are currently 7th under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Woodward was also part of major plan executions during the Super League along with Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez. During the time, the executive VC received a lot of hatred from Man Utd fans.
After Ed’s exit, Richard Arnold, United’s managing director, could replace Woodward. The pair met at the University of Bristol.
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