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Glazers to attend Man Utd’s Fan Advisory Board meetings once a year

Mon 26 July 2021 | 17:16

Manchester United American owners will attend the annual Fan Advisory Board meeting as they are looking to build bridges with supporters.

Manchester United

revealed plans for a Fan Advisory Board after co-chairman

Joel Glazer

attended his first fans’ forum in early June following the protest at Old Trafford at the end of last season.

Seven senior fan representatives will sit on the fan advisory board with five club executives "creating a new channel for in-depth dialogue on fan-related issues and strategic matters",

United's chief operating officer

Collette Roche

said

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United said the Fan Advisory Board will meet quarterly and one of the club’s executive co-chairmen would attend at least once a year.

United are also expanding the fans' forum membership from 11 to 16 "to allow the body to become more truly representative of the club's diverse fan base", added Roche.

The Premier League giants said they were now finalizing those plans.

United issued a statement, which read

: "Manchester United is finalizing plans for a new Fan Advisory Board and an expanded Fans' Forum, following constructive dialogue with fan representatives and the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST).

"The Terms of Reference and composition of both bodies have been agreed in consultation with the existing Fans' Forum, and with MUST in its capacity as the accredited independent fan group representing Manchester United supporters.

"Recruitment to the two bodies will begin in the coming weeks. More information on the criteria for the representative roles and how to apply will be published at that time.

"Progress has also been made in discussions with MUST about the creation of a mutually beneficial fan share scheme which would give fans access to a new class of shares, each with the same high-vote rights as the B shares held by the Glazer family. Detailed work is continuing, supported by expert advisers, on the structure of the potential fan share scheme and more information will be shared in due course."

"We are pleased with the progress made so far towards building a framework for more effective engagement between the club and its supporters,"

Roche added

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"As Joel Glazer told the Fans' Forum in June, we are committed to strengthening fan representation and the role of fans at the heart of the club; and the new Fan Advisory Board and expanded Fans' Forum will help that process.

"The Fans' Forum will elect two of its members to the Fan Advisory Board to ensure a strong connection between the two bodies, and MUST will have seats on both bodies."


source: SportMob