Bill Rice, ` Radio Manchester
Manchester United have confirmed that Richard Arnold will succeed Ed Woodward as the club’s senior manager next month.
He will become chief executive in a title change from Woodward, who was executive vice chairman.
The 50-year-old joined United in August 2007 and has been the club’s executive director since 2013. During that time, he has led efforts to better interact with fans and the community, as well as plans to modernize Old Trafford.
“I am honored to be able to serve this great club and its fans,” said Arnold. “I am determined to return this honor in any way I can.”
Arnold’s job will be to lead the club not only commercially, but also to success, which co-chairman Joel Glazer describes as “our most important goal – victory on the pitch”.
Co-Chairman Joel Glazer thanked Woodward for his “tireless work on behalf of Manchester United during his 16 years at the club”.
However, since replacing David Gill in 2013, the club has not won the Premier League or even seriously challenged it, winning the FA Cup in 2016 and the Europa League and EFL Cup in 2017.
Arnold will be tasked with generating more fruitful returns during his tenure.