21 Feb 2013

Man U's chief executive steps down

5:59 am on 21 February 2013

Manchester United's chief executive David Gill will be stepping down at the end of June after 16 years with the famous club.

55-year-old Gill said his post-season exit would allow the Premier League leaders to "refresh themselves with new management and ideas".

One of Britain's most highly regarded administrators, and a vice-chairman of the Football Association, Gill is leaving Manchester United in part to advance his bid for election to the executive committee of the European Football Association.