Fabrizio Romano has been talking all things football on the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast, and he spent some time going over Ed Woodward’s recent resignation as vice-chairman of Manchester United.
The 49-year-old announced on Tuesday night that he is set to step down from his role in the Old Trafford boardroom at the end of the year after a controversial nine-year period.
His resignation from United’s hierarchy marks a dramatic few days for the former investment banker, who also stood down from his roles with UEFA, and Romano lifted the lid on the events that preceded Woodward’s imminent exit.
“They wanted the football to be not just for rich people, but for every club who deserves to be part of this top European football. So, Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw were talking with Ed Woodward.
“And in this moment, they decided to start with the process of leaving the Super League. And that’s also why Ed Woodward decided to leave the club.”
TIF Thoughts on Woodward…
Woodward has often been an unpopular figure amongst the fans, sanctioning the signings of failed stars such as Alexis Sanchez, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Radamel Falcao, and has frequently been accused of running the football club more like a business.
His time at United appears to have come to a bitter end, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin branding the executives behind the disastrous Super League plans as ‘snakes’ and ‘liars’.
Sky Sports News is reporting that Woodward’s resignation came about as he could no longer support the owners’ plans to join the breakaway competition, but his last-minute U-turn may not help improve the legacy he’s left behind at Manchester United.