Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward will resign from his position at the end of 2021.
The last 48 hours have really been a tumultuous period in the world of football. Amid the intense backlash against the proposal of the European Super League, there's been intense criticism by the fans propelled towards the club owners and involved officials. And one result of such a united stance against the greedy billionaires and the people engaged is the resignation of Ed Woodward.
The way Manchester United, one of the biggest teams in the world, was run by the Glazers and the Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward, many fans wanted them to leave the club way before. GlazersOut protests have been going on since 2005, the year when the billionaire family took over the club. That year, Woodward was also involved in their acquisition.
Ed Woodward is leaving Manchester United, much to the relief of the Red Devils fans.
Source: Manchester Evening News
And since Ed Woodward got executive vice-chairman of Manchester United in 2013, he's been doing all the dirty work for them. Their way of running the club only for its commercial value and complete disregard for the heritage, history, and established values have only earned them haters over the years.
While the Glazers and Ed Woodward have been sucking off the blood of Manchester United and focus only on the enormous revenues they earn, they really took it far when they decided to join the European Super League.
The goal was simply to earn more money, and it outraged fans all over the world. As many prominent footballers and managers spoke out against the proposal of the new league itself and the clubs involved, its consequence has now yielded a good result for Manchester United fans. Woodward is leaving the club at the end of 2021.
Manchester United was one of the six Premier League clubs that had signed up for the European Super League (ESL). But with such widespread condemnation from fans, pundits, footballers, managers, and many people involved in the sport.
United's rival neighbors Manchester City, one of the six clubs that agreed to ESL, withdrew from it on Tuesday, and another club involved, Chelsea, are also looking forward to doing so. It appears pressure and criticism from the outside really worked.
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