Soriano lands City CEO role

He comes with an impressive CV, having been credited with

transforming the off-field fortunes of Barcelona.

“I am delighted to take up the position of chief executive

officer of Manchester City Football Club,” he told the club’s


“The vision of the owner together with his commitment, and that

of the chairman and board, make this opportunity absolutely


“The club has incredible potential to be fulfilled both on and

off the field.

“I very much look forward to playing my part to ensure that


City have been chasing Soriano for some time but it is only now

that he has been cleared to take up a job chairman Khaldoon Al

Mubarak views as one of the most important at the club.

“The process of finding a chief executive officer has been

deliberate, far reaching and exhaustive,” said Khaldoon.

“In Ferran we have our preferred candidate.

“His experience in football and in the wider commercial world

make him exceptionally well equipped to lead Manchester City

through its continued evolution.”