Munster have hired Ian Flanagan as their new CEO.
Flanagan, from Cork, will take charge of the province from mid-October, once he departs his current role as Global Head of Football with Treble Group, a sports marketing and event management company.
In between spells working for Treble, Flanagan was a Commercial Director with Leicester City FC from 2012 to 2016.
“As a proud Cork man, I have always been a supporter and felt a strong connection with Munster Rugby. I understand that it’s a unique club with a very special history and place in the hearts of Munster people,” he said.
“It is an absolute honour to come back home to Munster to take on the challenge of leading the province forward. I have worked with many world-class sports organisations throughout my career, and I hope to bring that experience to help Munster move forward to even greater success.
“I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Garrett Fitzgerald and to Philip Quinn. Thanks to them, all the fundamentals are in place. Munster Rugby has a world-class coaching team, an exciting squad of players, fantastic facilities and a flourishing grassroots game at club and schools level.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to help drive continued success on and off the pitch.”
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