Man Utd CEO Richard Arnold ‘to leave club’ – and successor already chosen

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    Richard Arnold is reportedly set to leave his role as Manchester United chief executive – and a temporary replacement has already been found.

    The Athletic have reported that Patrick Stewart will take on the role on an interim basis less than two years after Arnold was picked to replace Ed Woodward back in February of 2022. The change is set to happen at the end of the year, after Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes charge.

    Ratcliffe is set to take up a 25% stake in the club with an investment in the region of £1.3billion, which will also see him take sporting control with the Glazer family still the majority owners.

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    Arnold's exit will come as part of a wider restructure, with Stewart stepping up from his current role as legal counsel and member of the board.

    The namesake of the actor is the most senior lawyer at the club and an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    The report adds that former Juventus chief Jean-Claude Blanc is being considered for the permanent role, with Arnold leaving having joined the club back in 2007.

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    Former British Cycling chief Sir David Brailsford is set to take up a key role under Ratcliffe, with American billionaire Leon Cooperman reportedly buying one million shares before the official announcement.

    Daily Star Sport report that Ratcliffe could make his presence felt at the club from the off by issuing a suggestion to manager Erik ten Hag.

    The Chelsea season-ticket holder is keen on having Jadon Sancho integrated back into the playing squad after falling out with the manager.

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    The pair have barely spoken since their public spat, with Sancho training alone away from the first team.

    Ratcliffe is said to be alarmed at how the fall-out escalated, with Sancho costing £73million in 2021.

    Ten Hag has now moved on from the situation as he tries to turn around United's season, with the Old Trafford outfit now the form side in the top-flight with four wins from five before the international break.

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