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Sir Jim Ratcliffe comments on double Man United departure after club statement



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Manchester United have confirmed that both Patrick Stewart and Cliff Baty will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Stewert was appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer following Richard Arnold’s departure earlier this season.

He had been on the United’s general council and a board director since 2006.

It has been explained that Jean-Claude Blanc will replace Stewert until Omar Berrada joins the club on 13 July once his gardening period is over.

Baty was appointed in March 2016 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in December 2017. He has been responsible for managing all aspects of financial reporting and financial control at Old Trafford.

He will be replaced by Roger Bell, the former INEOS CFO.

“Manchester United has made two further changes to its executive leadership,” a club statement read.

“By mutual consent, Patrick Stewart, interim Chief Executive Officer, and Cliff Baty, Chief Financial Officer, have decided to leave the club at the end of the season.

“Patrick will be replaced as CEO by Jean-Claude Blanc until the arrival of Omar Berrada on 13 July. Cliff Baty will be replaced as CFO by Roger Bell.”

Speaking on the departures, Sir Jim Ratcliffe said: “I would like to personally thank both Patrick and Cliff for their support in helping us get to know the club and making us feel welcome, and I respect their decisions to now move on as we establish a new management team for the club.”

Meanwhile, Joel Glazer commented: “I would like to thank Patrick and Cliff for their dedicated service to Manchester United and wish them well for the future.

“Both have been a source of invaluable advice and expertise over many years, and Patrick has served an important role as interim CEO during this transitional phase.”