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Glazer's Influence Grows Steadily

Glazer's Influence Grows Steadily

David Gill, the last action hero. Maybe not. But the chief executive is the last man in the Manchester United boardroom who is not a member of the Glazer family after Nick Humby and Andy Anson resigned.

Thw two directors are to leave in February in order to take up new positions. Financial director Humby has been at the club for five years now and he was instrumental in expanding Old Trafford's capacity. Anson's been commercial director for three years and he played a key part securing the record shirt sponsorship deal with AIG.

'It has been an honour to work for this Club, with its rich heritage and amazing record of success and growth,' Nick Humby said.
'The last five years have presented many challenges and it has been a pleasure to work with David Gill and my finance and venue teams to grow the business.'

Andy Anson stressed he looks forward to come back to Old Trafford as a fan.

'It has been a huge privilege to work for the Club I have followed since I was a boy. With the help of an exceptional commercial and support team, we have met and surpassed every challenge in front of us.'

'However, I now have an excellent opportunity in the entertainment sector. I will remain as I always have been, a loyal supporter of the Club and look forward to coming back to Old Trafford regularly in the stands as a fan. I thank my fellow directors and David Gill in particular for their help and encouragement and my team for their hard work and talent."

They'll be sorely missed, according to Gill who's reported to consider leaving, too. I can see his point: they did a splendid job, Anson was even a fan, and now their successors must be found. One must suspect these successors will be brought in by the Glazers in order to take total control (in terms of staff, too) to fulfil their plans about the club. After all, some sources say Humby and Anson left out of frustration over the way their work has changed since the takeover.

The outlook is gloomy for all the anti-Glazer groups but I still remain relatively optimistic. I firmly believe the Glazers did not buy the club to ruin it. So let's hope they find the right men for the job - it's in their best interests. To have some profit they need a succesful team. They want profit so now we must trust their business skills because there's simply nothing else to do. We did not need the Glazers but could not avoid them - so let's hope the whole tinhg turns out to be not so bad at all.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday October 17 2006
Time: 2:05PM

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how are your feelings on the glazier family now after a while in charge ? still resentful ??
dazednconfuzed
17/10/2006 14:54:00
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... dunno to be honist
marshinrover
18/10/2006 16:31:00
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