Manchester United set to hire first female COO

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Manchester United will reportedly announce the hiring of their first female chief operating officer in club history.

Executive Collette Roche will become the highest-placed female in the history of the Old Trafford set when she joins the board, and is just the fifth Premier League woman in such a role according to the BBC.

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The BBC lists the other four executives as

  • Karren Brady, vice-chairman at West Ham
  • Marina Granovskaia, director at Chelsea
  • Susan Whelan, chief executive officer at Leicester City
  • Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s deputy chief executive