Outgoing Manchester United Chief Executive Officer Ed Woodward will have earned enormously when he leaves his role at the end of 2021.
Woodward has been working with United for the last eight years and according to The Athletic, the marketer has earned a total of £21m since getting into the job in 2013.
The 49-year-old was due to end his 16-year spell with United at the end of the year, but the European Super League shambles brought forward the announcement with Woodward stating that he was extremely proud to have served the English giants in a statement he released on Tuesday night.
“I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honor to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years. The club is well-positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year.
“I will treasure the memories from my time at Old Trafford, during a period when we won the Europa League, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup. I am proud of the regeneration of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United way of playing,” Woodward said.
Despite his efforts, Woodward has had a strained relationship with United supporters with some even attacking his Cheshire home with flares and a smoke bomb last summer.
The £21m makes him the club’s highest-paid director over the last eight years.