Less than a dream start for Manchester United in the Premier League at Goodison, going down 1-0 but more worryingly a defence that had to be patched up and struggled to cope with the arial power of Marouane Fellaini, who scored the winner.
Man City again left it late against new boys Southampton on Sunday winning 3-2 but better news for the Blues is the search for a new CEO has ended with the appointment of Ferran Soriano, a former senior executive at FC Barcelona.
Soriano was vice-chairman and CEO at Barcelona and will take up his new position on the 1st September with the Premier League Champions.
Soriano takes over from Garry Cook who resigned as CEO last year.
Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak commenting on the appointment said:
“The process of finding a chief executive officer has been deliberate, far reaching and exhaustive. In Ferran we have our preferred candidate. His experience in football and in the wider commercial world makes him exceptionally well equipped to lead Manchester City through its continued evolution.”
Soriano will work alongside Tom Glick, who was appointed to the new post of chief commercial and operating officer in May.
Soriano added: “The vision of the owner together with his commitment, and that of the chairman and board, makes this opportunity absolutely compelling. The club has incredible potential to be fulfilled both on and off the field. I very much look forward to playing my part to ensure that happens.”