Manchester City Snag Tom Glick for Commercial Role

May 29, 2012

American Tom Glick has become Manchester City’s chief commercial and operating officer.

Glick, who is currently the chief executive officer at Derby County, will take up the position in August.

City’s former chief executive Garry Cook was forced to resign in September last year after sending insensitive emails regarding the condition of cancer sufferer Dr Anthonia Onuoha, who had been acting as the agent of her son, then City defender Nedum Onuoha.

The role is a new position at the club and City said in a statement: “The post has been created to empower the football club to rapidly realise its ever-increasing commercial opportunities and simultaneously optimally evolve its operations.

“All members of the commercial and operational teams will report to the new position.”

City’s interim chief executive John Macbeath said: “Since September 2008 Manchester City has been a club in constant development and evolution.

“With many milestones achieved in terms of on and off-field developments, it is important that we recognise that we must now further evolve in order that we can continue to create and capture potential opportunities for the club.

“To do that we need the very best people and the board believes that Tom is the ideal person for this role. We very much look forward to the contribution that he will make.”

Glick, who worked in minor league baseball and the NBA in his homeland before joining the Rams in 2008, is looking forward to a new challenge with the Premier League winners.

He told City’s official website: “I am very pleased to have been offered this opportunity at Manchester City football club.

“This is an exciting time for all connected with City and I am looking forward to joining and helping to drive the club’s off-field development on its future journey.

“I have been impressed by the ambitions and plans set out by the chairman and board.

“I shall use my experience here in England and in North America to help City build on its recent successes and achieve new milestones in Manchester and around the globe.”

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