Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward resigns amid Super League debacle
If it hasn’t already been a crazy day in European Football, wait until you hear this. Amid all the Super League drama, Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward has resigned.
BREAKING: Ed Woodward has resigned as chairman of Manchester United.
Woodward’s decision comes after the backlash over the European Super League.
– talkSPORT sources understand
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Woodward apparently stepped down because of all the backlash he was getting from this proposed league, which is led by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
The Manchester United chairman had been in this position since 2012 and has faced lots of criticism in the past for his inability to bring in big-name transfers. However, the Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League and a shoo-in for next year’s Champions League campaign, which makes this even more interesting.
United was said to be potentially following City and Chelsea in bowing out of the Super League but based on him quitting, one would think that Woodward was potentially interested in actually playing in this ridiculous competition.
According to Talksport however, he was expected to leave by the end of the year. But, it seems odd that Woodward would step down at this particular moment, especially with Manchester United also heading into the semifinals of Europa next week.
With four teams already out of the Super League, it’s expected that more will drop like flies considering that basically no one is in support of this, except for the wealthy owners.