Manchester United poach City exec Omar Berrada as Brailsford exits cycling

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  • Berrada joined City in 2011 and has been COO since 2016
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s advisor Brailsford to conduct audit of club

The shape of Manchester United’s regime under the co-ownership arrangement between Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Glazer family became more apparent with news that Omar Berrada, the chief football operations officer at City Football Group, has been poached from United’s ­crosstown rivals.

Berrada will be the successor to Richard Arnold, the CEO who departed at the end of 2023 as Ratcliffe’s 25% stake and control of sporting matters were confirmed. The Spaniard worked at Barcelona before in 2011 joining City Football Group, of which City are the prime club among the 12 owned by the Abu Dhabi-funded collective. He has been chief operating officer since 2016.

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Written by John Brewin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/jan/20/dave-brailsford-steps-away-from-ineos-cycling-to-concentrate-on-manchester-united under the title “Manchester United poach City exec Omar Berrada as Brailsford exits cycling”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.