Manchester United chief executive David Gill will step down from his position on 30 June 2013.
He told Manchester United's website: “It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United for 16 wonderful years – the last 10 of which as its chief executive.
"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."
More top news
Cold overnight with frost and ice risk. Sunshine and showers Friday
Violence flared on the streets of Liverpool on Wednesday night as dozens of men clashed in a brawl that saw chairs and missiles thrown.
Convicted killer Venables has been returned to prison after he was caught with child abuse images for a second time and arrested last week.