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Coup in the City! Manchester United appoints Manchester City’s Moroccan born Omar Berrada as CEO



Manchester City have confirmed that Omar Berrada has resigned 

Manchester United  have crossed over to poach an executive from Manchester City, their ‘noisy neighbours’.  The struggling Premiership sides have announced the appointment of Moroccan-born Omar Berrada as their new chief executive officer.

Similarly, Manchester City have confirmed that Berrada has resigned.

Berrada’s start date will be confirmed in due course by Manchester United. Meanwhile, Patrick Stewart will continue as interim CEO.


Born in Paris to Morrocan parents, Berrada was the chief football operations officer for City Football Group, a global organisation which owns Manchester City and 13 other football clubs. He had  previously worked for La Liga giants, FC Barcelona.





Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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