Omar Berrada, the CEO of Manchester City, will become the next CEO of Manchester United after a spectacular swoop. Former captain Richard Arnold departed Old Trafford in November while negotiations to purchase a 25% share in the team progressed with INEOS. Berrada served as City Football Group's chief football operations officer, closely collaborating with director of football Txiki Begiristain and contributing significantly to the team's success in recent years behind the scenes.

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 But it's official now that he's left the treble champions of last season. "Manchester City Football Club can confirm that Omar Berrada has resigned from his role as chief football operations officer at City Football Group," City sent to The Athletic. With our gratitude and best wishes, the club accepts his choice to seek out new challenges."


In addition to working in the football and commercial departments at Old Trafford, Berrada will be a member of the Manchester United board of directors and will be responsible for reporting to the new stakeholders. The Glazers blessed the plan, spearheaded by Sir Jim Ratcliffe's INEOS business. Berrada will take over for current interim CEO Patrick Stewart, who assumed the position after Arnold's departure, should his hiring become official. Berrada formerly served as a senior business development manager and head of sponsorship at Barcelona.


It's one of the first major decisions taken by Ratcliffe, whose deal at United is still awaiting Premier League ratification. INEOS employee Jean-Claude Blanc had previously been touted as the Red Devils' next CEO, having previously improved the fortunes of Juventus with his work on the Allianz Stadium.

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