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Gill to step down

first_img In a statement released on the club’s official website, the 55-year-old said his summer departure would allow United to “refresh themselves with new management and ideas”. It was also confirmed that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward would replace Gill as chief executive. Gill joined United as their finance director in February 1997 and assumed the role of chief executive in September 2003. He is to remain as a club director. Press Association “It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United for 16 wonderful years – the last 10 of which as its chief executive,” Gill said. “I have worked alongside the finest manager in the history of the game and been part of what I consider to be the best club in the best sport in the world. “It has been a very hard decision because I love this club and, as the fans’ banner says, it is, ‘more than a religion’. I’ve experienced some incredible highs, such as the Treble in 1999 and the League and Champions League double in 2008, and lows, like losing the title with the last kick of the season last year. But that is what makes this club and this sport so compelling. “However, I have always been conscious of the fact that, as a member of staff, I was always just a temporary custodian of this marvellous institution. I am also of the view that all businesses need to refresh themselves with new management and ideas and after 10 years in charge I believe it is appropriate for someone new to pick up the baton.” Gill has enjoyed a fruitful working relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson and last year sanctioned the naming of a stand after him. The Scot paid tribute to the outgoing Gill, who remains as the vice chairman of the Football Association and a nominee for the UEFA Executive Committee. He admitted he had tried to persuade Gill to change his mind, saying: “I have been at United for over 26 years and for 23 of those years my boss has been one of only two men: Martin Edwards, who brought me to the club, and David Gill. I have enjoyed working with both. “David has been a magnificent chief executive. Of course, we have had a million arguments, but I have always enjoyed them because I know that David has two great qualities: he is straight and he always puts Manchester United first. No disagreement is ever personal with him. He always wants the best for United, whether it’s the players, the training ground or the staff. “Him stepping down is a big loss to me but the fact that he is staying on the board encourages me that the reason for his departure is heartfelt, that he believes it is time for the club to move on. If I could have found a way of persuading him to stay I would love to have done that. But he has made his decision and I respect him for it.” center_img David Gill has announced he is to stand down as Manchester United’s chief executive on June 30.last_img read more


Delray Beach residents’ homes flood after city bans sand bags

first_imgResidents on Marine Way are experiencing flooding after the City of Delray Beach took sandbags they set up to protect their properties from the King Tides.According to CBS12, about $6,000 was spent to protect the neighborhood homes located across from the Intracoastal.The City of Delray said the bags were against city ordinance and took them.Then Dorian came and combined with the King Tides, the Intracoastal has been flooding properties on Marine Way, CBS12 reports.Related content:Cat 2 Dorian On The Move North, Finallylast_img read more


‘Not the end of the world’ – Arsenal view after unwelcome front page news

first_img Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere was reportedly thrown out of a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning Arsenal and other football fans have had their say on the latest Jack Wilshere controversy.Even though he was not in breach of any club rules by being out on Saturday night, the fact he was reportedly kicked out of a club and spoken to by police after a fight took place probably won’t sit well with manager Arsene Wenger.In footage obtained by the Mirror, a number of officers can be seen speaking to Wilshere in a rubbish-strewn alleyway as his friends try to shield the star from onlookers.In 2010, the midfielder was cautioned for common assault. He has also been cautioned by police for spitting, while he has been spotted smoking on nights out three times in the past. Here, talkSPORT looks at the reaction from fans. 1last_img read more



first_imgAnglers all at sea found by Killybegs Coast GuardCOAST GUARD officers have described as “madness” after going to the rescue of anglers off County Donegal.And officers from Killybegs only came across the vessel – because they were taking part in a Search & Rescue course.“The madness continues,” said a Killybegs Coast Guard spokesman, following a number of incidents in recent weeks involving anglers in inappropriate vessels – including a €50 supermarket dinghy. “We were out today taking part in a SAR course and came across four more big men like sardines in a wee boat with no life jackets and no space to move in.”The men had travelled from Bundoran.The spokesman expressed frustration that the four anglers were actually breaking the law.“It is law that on vessels under 7m all passengers must have life jackets actually on,” he said. “Children must have them on when out on any size of boat.” BONKERS! ANGLERS PACKED INTO BOAT LIKE SARDINES AND NOT WEARING LIFE JACKETS was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:anglersbundorancoast guarddonegalKillybegslife jacketsrescueSARlast_img read more