"Reaffirmed my belief" - What Ed Woodward said after landing football job two years after Man United exit

The former Man Utd executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has made a return to football two years after he left Old Trafford
Ed Woodward has teamed up with Bloomsbury FootballEd Woodward has teamed up with Bloomsbury Football
Ed Woodward has teamed up with Bloomsbury Football

Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has announced his first role in football since he left Old Trafford two years ago.

Woodward resigned from his role following the extensive backlash to United’s proposed involvement in the European Super League after close to a decade in the role. It was he who advised Malcolm Glazer to purchase the club in 2005 and subsequently spent 15 years in various positions at Old Trafford.

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He oversaw four managerial sackings during his time in the role and was viewed as a common denominator in a dismal decade of failure since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

Woodward stepped away from football following his Old Trafford exit, but has now returned to the sport after he was named to the board of trustees of Bloomsbury Football. Bloomsbury is a foundation that works closely with local community groups in London to aid young people in the hope of improving mental and physical health.

The foundation announced their ‘new signing’ on social media this week, with a post that celebrated their association with such a well-known figure in the game.

An Instagram post read: “The former Chief Executive of Manchester United, Ed Woodward, is joining the Bloomsbury Football team as a Trustee! This a huge move for Bloomsbury. Ed has worked with some of the world's best managers and athletes, and now he'll support our CEO Charlie & the Bloomsbury team to change the game for more young people in London. Ed experienced the magic of Bloomsbury Football at one of our sessions last month. We are so excited that Ed is joining our Board & look forward to working with him to support more young people in London.

Speaking about the new role, Woodward said: "Visiting a Bloomsbury Football session reaffirmed my belief that football has the power to change lives.”

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