Gary Neville has called on the Glazer family to follow Ed Woodward out of Manchester United following the collapse of the European Super League proposals.
United were one of 12 clubs from England, Italy and Spain to confirm their participation in the foundation of a European Super League, a controversial closed shop competition that would have seen the 15 founder teams handed guaranteed annual entry – with just five spaces for qualifiers based on sporting merit.
The proposals were been greeted with huge backlash and led to an embarrasing backdown from the Premier League’s ‘big six’, each announcing their withdrawal from the plans amid fierce criticism from managers, players, supporters and media.
The fall-out has seen the foreign ownership of leading clubs once again come into question with accusations of greed and self-serving interests, whilst the backlash saw much-maligned executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward announce he will be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Woodward has proven an unpopular figure for much of his time with the Red Devils and Neville is now keen to see the club’s condemned ownership follow suit in leaving, calling on the Glazers to walk away from the club.
“Ed Woodward is the trunk of the tree,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Now it’s time to get the roots out…the Glazers have no place in Manchester United.
“Every single exec who sits at the table, they need throwing out of that club. He knew his time in football was finished.”