Arsenal name Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke as Co-Chairs of the club while Tim Lewis has been named Executive Vice-Chair.
The announcement comes as a major adjustment to the club’s leadership structure as it continues its transformation since Kroenke Sports & Entertainment took 100% ownership of Arsenal in 2018.
Josh Kroenke joined the organization as a non-executive director in 2013, and Lewis left Clifford Chance last year to devote more time to the Gunners.
Lewis provided advice to Stan Kroenke from 2007 to 2018, a time when KSE gradually increased its investment in Arsenal before making a full acquisition.
Stan Kroenke issued a statement that said: “This is a simple evolution as part of us all driving Arsenal forward and further reaffirms our family’s long-standing commitment to this great club. Stability in football has never been more important as we move past the pandemic, and we believe this is the perfect time to formalise these roles.”
“Our objectives and ambition will never waver – to field teams that compete for trophies at the highest level and lead our club in a way that inspires our passionate supporters around the world. Supported by our Director, Phil Harris, and together with our Executive Team and all our wonderful people, we have an incredible opportunity to build on the values and traditions of Arsenal Football Club.”
The announcement intends to provide clarity to the club’s organizational structure and further Arsenal’s success and advancement both on and off the field while reflecting each individual’s roles and responsibilities within the organization.
Lewis, an Arsenal supporter, has been a longtime employee of the north London club, and his influence has greatly influenced the current state of the executive structure.
As part of his ongoing efforts to assist the playing squad improve, Edu Gaspar was officially announced as the Gunners’ sports director earlier this season.
As Mikel Arteta and his team work to bring the club success in the form of trophies, the long-term vision at the Emirates Stadium continues to take shape. This season represents a wonderful opportunity to end their 19-year Premier League title drought.
Stan Kroenke And Josh Kroenke
American business magnate Enos Stanley Kroenke a.ka. Josh Kroenke (born July 29, 1947) is a billionaire.
He is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company for the Los Angeles Gladiators of the Overwatch League, the Los Angeles Guerrillas of the Call of Duty League, the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League, and Arsenal F.C. of the Premier League and Arsenal W.F.C. of the WSL.
While Josh Kroenke (born May 7, 1980) is an American who will inherit the Walmart family fortune as well as his father’s sports-media business, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.
He is involved with the management of the English football team Arsenal, the Colorado Rapids, the Denver Nuggets basketball team, the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, and the Denver Nuggets.
The theme park Elitch Gardens is also co-owned by the businessman.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club in Islington, London, England. The Premier League, the premier division of English football, is where Arsenal competes.
The team has won a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in addition to 13 league crowns (including one undefeated title). It is the third-most prosperous club in English football in terms of trophies won.
The first team from the South of England to enter the Football League was Arsenal, who did so in 1893. By 1904, they had advanced to the First Division.
They have only been demoted once, in 1913, and they have won the second-most Premier League games in English football history. They have the longest winning streak in the top level.
Arsenal won two FA Cups, two League Championships, and five League Championships in the 1930s. After the war, they added another FA Cup and two League Championships.
They achieved their first League and FA Cup Double in 1970–71. They won five League championships and five FA Cups, along with two more Doubles, between 1989 and 2005.
They had the greatest average league position at the end of the twentieth century.