Man Utd confirm appointment of Omar Berrada as new CEO

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  • Berrada was a key figure in Cityzens' success and previously worked for Barcelona
  • INEOS reportedly played key role in chasing new appointment
Man Utd have appointed a new CEO
Man Utd have appointed a new CEO / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester City chief Omar Berrada as their new CEO.

It was previously confirmed Berrada, who has also worked for Barcelona, had decided to leave his post as chief football operations officer at City Football Group.

Previous Man Utd CEO Richard Arnold left the club back in November as Sir Jim Ratcliffe's INEOS group negotiated a 25% stake in the club. His successor has now been confirmed, though the Red Devils added current interim Patrick Stewart will remain in post until a starting date for Berrada is set.


A statement from Man Utd reads: "Manchester United is pleased to announce the appointment of Omar Berrada as its new CEO.

"The club is determined to put football and performance on the pitch back at the heart of everything we do. Omar's appointment represents the first step on this journey.

"As one of the most experienced football executives at the top of European football, Omar brings a wealth of football and commercial expertise, with a proven record of successful leadership and a passion to help lead change across the club. He is currently serving as Chief Football Operations Officer for City Football Group overseeing 11 clubs across five continents and, prior to this, held senior roles at Barcelona.

"It is our stated ambition to re-establish Manchester United as a title-winning club. We are pleased that Omar will be joining us to help achieve that goal, so that, once again, United fans can see, in the words of Sir Matt Busby, the red flag flying high at the summit of English, European and world football.

"Omar's start date will be confirmed in due course; in the meantime, Patrick Stewart will continue as interim CEO."