Express Sport – Ruthless Ratcliffe
The back page of the Daily Express leads on United chief Richard Arnold has left his role at Manchester United as Sir Jim Ratcliffe puts his mark on the new era.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe Man Utd deal to be approved ‘next week’ with first appointment lined up
EXPRESS SAYS Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s deal to purchase a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United for around £1.3billion is reportedly set to be formally completed next week as the Brit looks to get his foot in the door at the club. He has already eyed up big potential changes and the Red Devils on Wednesday confirmed that CEO Richard Arnold will leave the club.
The Telegraph have claimed that Jean-Claude Blanc, a leading figure at INEOS Sport and former Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus chief, could replace the outgoing Arnold once Ratcliffe’s deal to buy a quarter stake in United is confirmed. That could come as early as next week, though despite any announcement the deal will also have to be ratified by the Premier League.
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