UK time is: 05:32:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 2:05PM

Your Comments

how are your feelings on the glazier family now after a while in charge ? still resentful ??
dazednconfuzed
... dunno to be honist
marshinrover
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Evra to be Unveiled this Afternoon (Thursday July 31 2014)

Vidal - Coming or Not? (Thursday July 31 2014)

A Second Chance (Thursday July 31 2014)

Is Hernandez Bound for Spain? (Thursday July 31 2014)

Mind Games! (Wednesday July 30 2014)

It`s Loan Deal Time! (Wednesday July 30 2014)

So What Do You Get for 33 million? (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Three Months? (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Corinthians Striker On The Radar?
Sunderland : 01/08/2014 23:18:00
Oh The Irony Pardew
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:54:00
Striker Due In But Not The One We Want
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:24:00
Grenier Agent Stirs The Pot
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:03:00
Emirates Cup Preview
Arsenal : 01/08/2014 19:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can We Win the Premier League This Coming Season?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Yes! 76%
No! 12%
Too early to say! 12%