Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice chairman, has been elected to join the European Club Association’s (ECA) new Executive board.
The ECA represents and promotes 220 football clubs in Europe and is chaired by Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl Heinz-Rummenigge.
There are 11 members on the executive board, one of which is United’s legendary keeper, Edwin van der Sar. The Dutch keeper is currently working as a director at Ajax.
Speaking about the ECA, Rummenigge said:
“ECA’s achievements since its inception in 2008 are remarkable and make all of us very proud. We are a well-respected association and are taken seriously at all levels.”
“With the support of all member clubs, the newly elected Executive Board will face the upcoming challenges with a lot of commitment to ensure that the clubs’ voice continues to be heard.”
Ed Woodward has been responsible for all of Manchester United’s signings since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill.