City appoints new chief executive- 30 May 2012 00:00:00
Manchester City has appointed Derby County CEO Tom Glick as its new chief commercial and operating officer, with the American set to fill the role left by Garry Cook’s resignation last year.
Cook resigned as the club’s CEO in September last year after admitting an “error of judgement” for his part in an email scandal that hit the eventual Barclays Premier League champions.
Cook played a key role in the transformation of City following the takeover of the club by Sheikh Mansour in 2008.
Glick, currently the CEO of Championship club Derby County, will take up his position in August.
In a statement, City said the new post has been created to ‘empower the football club to rapidly realise its ever-increasing commercial opportunities and simultaneously optimally evolve its operations.’
John Macbeath, who has been acting as the interim CEO for the club, commented: ‘Since September 2008 Manchester City has been a club in constant development and evolution. With many milestones achieved in terms of on and off-field developments, it is important that we recognise that we must now further evolve in order that we can continue to create and capture potential opportunities for the club.’
‘To do that we need the very best people and the board believes that Tom is the ideal person for this role. We very much look forward to the contribution that he will make.’
Glick added: ‘This is an exciting time for all connected with City, and I am looking forward to joining and helping to drive the club's off-field development on its future journey. I have been impressed by the ambitions and plans set out by the chairman and board. I shall use my experiences here in England and in North America to help City build on its recent successes and achieve new milestones in Manchester and around the globe.’