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Collette Roach to become Manchester United’s first female chief operating officer

Manchester United are set to appoint their first female chief operating officer.

According to BBC Sport, Collette Roche will be named as only the fifth woman to take a boardroom role in the top flight of English football.

Roche is currently an executive director at Manchester Airports Group, as well as a non-executive director at JW Lees Brewery. She will join Darcie Glazer at United, who is daughter of Malcolm Glazer.

Other key female figures in the English game are as follows: Karren Brady is the vice-chairman at West Ham, Marina Granovskaia is the director at Chelsea, Susan Whelan is the chief executive officer at Leicester City and Denise Barret-Baxendale is Everton’s deputy chief executive.

Best to luck to Collette Roche in her new role at the club.

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