Ed Woodward recently left Manchester United after a much-criticized tenure and is now enjoying himself with close friend Gary Lineker as the two enjoy a holiday in a vineyard.
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Ed Woodward has wasted no time enjoying life after leaving his highly regarded role at Manchester United.
In April, it was announced that the English player would leave his position as executive vice president of the club.
Woodward has been at the club for more than a decade, taking on a key role in 2012.
United’s decline and the problems of his tenure often left him at the center of bad decisions being made on and off the pitch.
He finally left earlier this month, allowing Richard Arnold to step in.
Woodward, now free from the pressures of working at arguably the biggest club in the world, has found time to enjoy himself.
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He has embarked on a wine tasting trip to Cape Town with his neighbor Gary Lineker, according to Daily mail.
Woodward also flew to visit his own vineyard in northern Portugal and enjoyed a family skiing holiday in France.
The 50-year-old from Essex presided over a stint at Old Trafford during which he sacked a number of managers including Jose Mourinho.
Huge amounts of money have been spent on transfers and the wages of the players have not yielded much as the likes of Angel di Maria, Romelu Lukaku and Radamel Falcao come and go in short order.
Record signing Paul Pogba has also been allowed to expire and cannot leave this summer.
United are in the midst of a title drought that has lasted since 2017 but Woodward insists, after being told he was leaving, that he feels the club has the ability to take on the challenge in the future.
He said: “I am incredibly proud to have served United and it has been an honor to have worked for the greatest football club in the world for the past 16 years.
“The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to leave at the end of the year.
“I will cherish the memories from my time at Old Trafford, when we won the Europa League, FA Cup and the EFL Cup. I am proud of the reinvention of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United game. ”
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Woodward also emphasized his belief in Ole Gunnar Solskjaerdespite being at the club when he was sacked earlier this season.
He also added: “I would love for the club to win Premier League during our tenure and I’m sure we’ve got the groundwork to win it back to our die-hard fans. ”
Joel Glazer said on his departure: “I want to thank Ed for his tireless work for Manchester United during his nine years as executive vice-chairman and 16 years with the club.”
Woodward decided not to appoint a permanent successor to Solskjaer before he left, choosing to hire Ralf Rangnick in an interim role.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-utd-ed-woodward-lineker-26290496 Ed Woodward lives the high life after leaving Man Utd - including holiday with Gary Lineker