Ed Woodward lands first job since Manchester United exit

Ed Woodward lands first job since Manchester United exit

Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has landed his first role since leaving Old Trafford.

The 51-year-old last year called time on his United spell after 16 years with the club, his exit hastened by the failed European Super League debacle and having spent over £1billion on new signings without winning the Premier League title.

After over a year keeping a low profile, Woodward's next role has now been confirmed after agreeing to join educational esports company EStars.

The company, which was founded in 2017, is based out of the flagship office in Abu Dhabi and already boosts former Newcastle and Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul on the board.

In a statement on the company's official website, Woodward said: “When you put together esports, education and a dynamic region such as the Middle East, where curriculum decisions can be made faster than Europe, it is a recipe for success.

“Joining the team is an easy decision when you add the exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial energy of Mags. I’m excited about EStars delivering a path of learning for the next generation in the (relatively) new industry of esports.”