The chief executive of Manchester United, Richard Arnold stepped down as Patrick Stewart take over to serve as interim CEO for the club as the club embark on a search for a new permanent CEO.
Joel Glazer, Executive Co-Chairman, thanked Richard Arnold for his outstanding service to Manchester United over the past 16 years, and further said Arnold would continue to provide transitional support in addition to his existing role as General Counsel until the end of December.
“I would like to thank Richard for his outstanding service to Manchester United over the past 16 years, and wish him all the best for his future endeavours. We are fortunate to be able to call on the deep knowledge and experience of Patrick Stewart to provide interim stability and continuity as we embark on a search for a new permanent CEO.” he said
On his part, Richard Arnold, the outgoing CEO, said, “It has been an incredible privilege to serve this great football club for the past 16 years. Through highs and lows, the constant has been the dedication of our employees and fans. I would like to thank all of them for their loyalty and commitment, and wish everyone associated with the club the very best for the future.”
Patrick Stewart, the newly appointed temporal CEO assured the club of working to ensure the club’s foundations remain stable while the club embrace changes that can make Manchester United stronger
“Together with my leadership team colleagues, my job will be to ensure that the club’s foundations remain stable while we embrace changes that can make us stronger over the long term, on and off the pitch, and to support the search for a new permanent CEO.” he said