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Accountant appointed to run Manchester United

Club’s first chief operating officer is chartered accountant

Michael
Bolingbroke
,
41, a chartered accountant who trained with
PricewaterhouseCooopers
has been appointed as the first chief operating officer at
Old
Trafford
, charged with runnning the day-to-day operations of the club.

Bolingbroke will take care of finance, IT, human resources, and legal and
property services, taking up the post in May 2007.

He will also generate revenue through the use of Old Trafford as a conference
and event centre, as well as matches.

Soccer issues, governance and strategy will remain with CEO David Gill, the
BBC reported.

Earlier this month, the Deloitte’s Football Money League showed Manchester
United had dropped from second to fourth in the list of the world’s wealthiest
clubs, trailing Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.

Further reading:

Deloitte: Red Devils slip further down rich list

German taxman ends Hargreaves move to Man Utd

Manchester United FD joins Top Up TV

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