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Manchester United has announced the appointment of Malcolm Glazer’s sons Joel, Avram and Bryan as directors of the club.

The announcement came as chairman Sir Roy Gardner said that he stood down from his post on 6 June.

Non-executive directors Ian Much and Jim O’Neill have also both resigned.

Glazer currently owns about 76.2% of Manchester United’s shares. He is expected to delist the club’s shares by 30 June, in a move that would end United’s presence on the London Stock Exchange.

The appointment of members of his family had been expected, with Joel, who was involved in the takeover bid, expected to take on the most high-profile role.

He currently works as executive vice president of the NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers, owned by his father.

“He has extensive sports management experience,” says a Manchester United statement to the London stock market.

Avram Glazer, aged 44, and brother Bryan Glazer will also join the new United board.

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