According to reports, Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore will step down from his role at the end of August concluding a successful three-year spell with the club.
Peter Moore leaving #LFC at the end of August. Billy Hogan will be the club's new CEO.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) July 31, 2020
Billy Hogan will be promoted to the role of Liverpool’s chief executive officer having previously served as managing director and chief commercial officer at Anfield.
Liverpool’s decision to reshuffle at the top of the club cements the standing of American-born Hogan, who has worked for owners, Fenway Sports Group for 16 years, since his arrival in 2004.
Hogan was the man responsible for negotiating the club’s commercial strategy which culminated in the club’s lucrative Nike deal which officially begins tomorrow.
A month-long transition will now commence as Moore is set to return to the United States. Moore joined Liverpool from gaming company Electronic Arts back in 2017 after he replaced Ian Ayre.
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Having not taking on the traditional roles of a CEO, the job of running the club has largely fallen on the shoulders of Mike Gordan – who is president of FSG.
However, Moore had a close relationship with the fanbase with the knowledge that Liverpool were represented by lifelong club supporter.
More alongside chairman Tom Werner were both present at numerous Premier League meetings and during the Project Restart discussions on zoom at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to help ensure the season was resumed before Liverpool were eventually crowned English champions.
Commenting on his imminent departure from the club, Moore said: “I’ve loved every minute of the job here in Liverpool and feel privileged to have moved the club forward on its civic, commercial and community operations during the last three years.
“To think we have won the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and now the Premier League title during my time here is way beyond my dreams. It’s been a phenomenal achievement by the manager, players and staff. The team fully deserves the plaudits and recognition — and the memories I will cherish forever.”
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