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Man Utd stunner: Gill to leave at season's end

Manchester United have been rocked with David Gill set to depart.

The Daily Mail says Gill is s to step down from his role as chief executive at Manchester United and will leave his post on June 20, 2013.

Gill joined the United board in 1997 as finance director, stepping up to the chief executive role in September 2003.

Gill, a chartered accountant by profession, was named vice chairman of the Football Association in October last year and has been nominated as its candidate in the upcoming Uefa Executive Committee elections in May 2013.

"It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United," said Gill.

"I have worked alongside the finest manager in the history of the game and been part of what I consider to be the best club in the best sport in the world.

"It has been a very hard decision because I love this club and, as the fans' banner says, it is 'more than a religion'.

"I've experienced some incredible highs, such as the Treble in 1999 and the Premier League and Champions League double in 2008, and lows, like losing the title with the last kick of the season last year. But that is what makes this club and this sport so compelling."

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