Sunday, June 18, 2006

More Glazer family members join the board

Mancheste United most powerful man, Malcolm Glazer has appointed three more members of his family to the board of his club.

Indeed, Sons Kevin, 44, Edward, 36, and daughter Darcie, who will be 38 on Thursday join as non-executive directors.

These three persons join Glazer's sons, Joel, Ave and Bryan, who have been on the Old Trafford board since the American businessman completed his Red Devils takeover last summer.

In fact, while United officials insist the move will have no affect on the day-to-day running of business at Old Trafford, the appointments could be interpreted as a sign of Glazer passing on responsibility for the team to his family.

As we know, the 78-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner is still recovering from the two strokes he suffered in April which left him with slurred speech and partial disability.

"The move reflects common practice," stated a United spokesman.

"It's true that all Glazer family members are involved in all the family's business interests."