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Manchester United pick CEO appointment in major blow for Manchester City



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Manchester United are set to appoint Omar Berrada as their new CEO, who has stepped down from his role as CFO at Manchester City.

This is according to The Athletic, where it is explained that INEOS have settled on Omar Berrada as the man who will replace Richard Arnold as Chief Executive Officer of Manchester United.

It is said that the club have been seeking a candidate with “a proven track record in football” but also one who is capable of running the business side – traits that Berrada has shown at both Manchester City and Barcelona.

Berrada is set to take executive leadership of both areas at Old Trafford as well as on the United board of directors and report to INEOS as part of their fresh ownership set-up at the club.

Although he was initially identified as a candidate by INEOS, it was a group decision between Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s side and the Glazers that led to the appointment.

Confirming the news to The Athletic, a Manchester City statement read: “Manchester City Football Club can confirm that Omar Berrada has resigned from his role as chief football operations officer at City Football Group.

“The club understands his decision to look for a new challenge and he leaves with our thanks and best wishes.”