Ed Woodward will resign as executive vice president of Manchester United at the end of 2021 due to fierce reactions around the European Super League, according to astonishing reports.
United has been recognized as one of the ‘founders’ of the European Super League, along with Premier League teams Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
But participation in the European competition from the ‘big six’ of the Premier League has provoked mass reactions from fans, experts and organizations like FIFA and UEFA.
Woodward, who has become a divided figure for United fans, should now resign from his role in the Red Devils at the end of the year.
According to talkSPORT, the 49-year-old’s decision to step down as executive vice president came after widespread Super League condemnation.
Unnamed TalkSPORT sources claim there was no “breakup” between Woodward and United and he “always planned to leave then”.
Woodward played an important role in advising the Glazer family during the 2005 takeover of United.
The United executive vice president became more involved with United when he took office in 2007 in United’s commercial and media activities.
Woodward’s success saw the Red Devils conclude favorable sponsorship deals and increase the club’s value.
He was given his current role as executive vice president in 2012, but was widely criticized for handling United’s signatures for the transfer after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.