Liverpool’s new chief executive Peter Moore admits his move to Anfield is a “calling” – rather than a new job.
The 62-year-old will start working with the Reds in June, replacing Ian Ayre at Anfield.
Moore, a Liverpool-born businessman, is serving his final day at gaming giant Electronic Arts, brining a decade of service to an end.
He has taken to social media to pen a tribute to his current employers, reports the Liverpool Echo.
“These are the words that I have dreaded writing for weeks now, following the announcement of my appointment as CEO of Liverpool FC,” he writes.
“I am leaving behind thousands of great memories that comprise the career journey of a lifetime.”
Moore goes on to recall his days in the gaming industry – he spent time with Sega and Microsoft before moving to EA – but believes he can now look forward to his new role at Anfield.
“I shall miss everything about this industry each day henceforth,” he adds.
“I move on now, not to a job, but more of a calling. With one more crank of the self-invention wheel, I am taking on a new and unique challenge, one that’s
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“To everyone that I have had the privilege of working for, with, or at times, against, I love and cherish our time together.”
Moore’s arrival in the summer will signal the final part of a major reshuffle of the club’s management structure by Fenway Sports Group.
Though he will take over from Ayre, he will not have a part in the negotiating of transfer deals or player contracts – with sporting director Michael Edwards enjoying that remit.
The CEO role has changed at Liverpool and it will now be more business than football based.
The other changes saw Billy Hogan promoted to managing director and chief commercial officer. Andy Hughes, who was previously chief financial officer, was made chief operating officer.
Moore will be working closely with both Hogan and Hughes to ensure Liverpool make the necessary progress off the field required to fuel the push for success on it.