Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has landed his first job a year after leaving Old Trafford.
The 51-year-old excelled in the club’s commercial department which resulted in him being promoted to vice-chairman.
However, he was slammed for his participation in the European Super League idea and his transfer policy was also heavily scrutinised.
In February, it was confirmed that Woodward would leave Old Trafford after 16 years working for the Red Devils.
Since his exit was confirmed, there were rumours that Woodward could play a key role in the sale of United due to his long-term relationship with the Glazer family.
However, a year after his departure, Woodward has now secured his first major role after being named a non-executive director of the educational esports company EStars.
After being established in 2017, the company have gone on to win multiple awards and hosted a number of live events in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
On EStars’ official website, Woodward said: “When you put together esports, education and a dynamic region such as the Middle East [the company’s main office is in Abu Dhabi], where curriculum decisions can be made faster than Europe, it is a recipe for success.
“Joining the team is an easy decision when you add the exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial energy of Mags. I’m excited about EStars delivering a path of learning for the next generation in the (relatively) new industry of esports.”
Working alongside Woodward at EStars will be Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul, who is on the company’s board.
Outside of the football pitch, Dutchman Krul has stated that he has many interests.
He said on his LinkedIn page that he is a “businessman with a keen interest in property, technology and education.”