Manchester United have announced that chief executive Richard Arnold will be stepping down from his role, departing the club after 16 years of service.
Arnold originally joined the Red Devils as part of the commercial team, later taking over as head of business operations at the club in 2013.
However, when previous chief Ed Woodward departed, Arnold was chosen as his replacement just under two years ago. During the 52-year-old’s time as chief executive, the club has had to navigate challenging issues, not helped by unpredictable performances on the pitch.
But just why is Arnold leaving the…