Man Utd makes more changes to executive leadership

Manchester United plc said it has made two further changes to its executive leadership as the new era under co-owner Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos continues to take shape.

The soccer club said that “by mutual consent” interim CEO Patrick Stewart and Cliff Baty, chief financial officer, “have decided to leave the club at the end of the season.”

Jean-Claude Blanc, CEO of Manchester United’s minority owners Ineos Sport, will step into Stewart’s role until July 13, when Omar Berrada will take over as CEO after his arrival from Manchester City.

Baty will be replaced as CFO by Roger Bell, former CFO at Ineos Sport.

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.”

Joel Glazer said: “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.”