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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Man City appoint Glick as commercial boss

Derby County CEO to join the new Barclays Premier League champions in August

Tom Glick joins a club that won the Barclays Premier League earlier this month

Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City have appointed Tom Glick as their Chief Commercial and Operating Officer.

Glick, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of Championship club Derby County, will take up his position at the Etihad Stadium in August.

He has 23 years of sports management experience and will be responsible for all the commercial and operational teams at the 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," Glick told the club's official website.

"It is important that we recognise that we must now further evolve"
- Man City's John Macbeath

"I have been impressed by the ambitions and plans set out by the Chairman and Board.

"I shall use my experiences 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."

Glick has previously worked for the New Jersey Nets and the National Basketball Association before joining Derby County in January 2008.

The job is a new role and has been created "to empower the football club to rapidly realise its ever-increasing commercial opportunities and simultaneously optimally evolve its operations".

"Since September 2008 [when the club was taken over], Manchester City has been a club in constant development and evolution," added City's interim chief executive officer John Macbeath.

"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 joins a club that won the Barclays Premier League for the first time with an extraordinary 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers on a thrilling final day of the season earlier this month.

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Key Points

  • Tom Glick is named Chief Commercial and Operating Officer at Manchester City
  • Glick is currently CEO at Derby County
  • He will take up his new position in August