City appoint new CEO
Soriano on board at Etihad Stadium
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: 17/08/12 11:48am
Manchester City have confirmed the appointment of Ferran Soriano as their new chief executive officer.
Soriano, who has previously held the same role at Barcelona, will take up his new role at the Etihad Stadium on 1st September.
City had an interim chief executive in the shape of John MacBeath, after Garry Cook quit the role nearly 12 months ago.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak welcomed the appointment, saying: "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 make him exceptionally well equipped to lead Manchester City through its continued evolution.
Soriano added: "I am delighted to take up the position of chief executive officer of Manchester City football club.
"The vision of the owner together with his commitment, and that of the chairman and board, make 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."