Manchester United set to announce replacement for Ed Woodward

According to Sky News, Manchester United are close to announcing a replacement for outgoing chief executive Ed Woodward.

Woodward announced that he would leave his current role at the end of the year and Sky News has revealed his replacement would be Richard Arnold.

Arnold could be announced as a replacement for Woodward within the next few weeks, although the decision is yet to be formally agreed and he is reportedly vying with two other club executives for the position.

If Arnold is successful, he is likely to take on the title of chief executive rather than Woodward’s official title of executive vice-chairman.

Arnold graduated from the University of Bristol in 1993 with a BSc in Biology, Mathematics, Economics and Accounting. He spent six years at PwC, where he worked his way up to the role of senior manager before becoming finance director at GC Europe Ltd.

He then enjoyed five years as managing director at Intervoice Group before he was recruited by United as commercial director in 2007 before assuming the role of group managing director in 2013 and becoming board chairman of the club’s foundation a year after that.