In 2012 Ferran Soriano was appointed CEO of Manchester City and in the first two years of his tenure he halved the club’s losses. During his nine years at the helm, he was instrumental in the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola.
Recently, however, Soriano has suffered a severe backlash from Manchester City fans for his involvement in the European Super League. Since then, the CEO has sent supporters a public email to apologize for his decisions.
Soriano, despite rumors that his work was in jeopardy, was forgiven by his colleagues for his ‘lack of communication’ and since then his hugely successful idea of ââthe City Football Group has grown the club‘s profile exponentially.
But in some related news, first reported by Tariq Panja of the New York TimesSoriano actually stepped down from the European Club Association’s board on Monday night as Tottenham’s Daniel Levy secured a seat.
The town leader left when it became clear that Levy was preferred by most of the members.
According to BBC Simon Stone, Soriano will be a ‘observer’ until the next seat on the Board of Directors of the European Club Association becomes available.
Formerly of Barcelona, ââSoriano has been credited as the driving force behind luring Pep Guardiola to the Etihad stadium.
Now CEO of New York City FC and Melbourne City FC as well as Manchester City, Soriano will focus on growing CFG.