August 24, 2018 / 5:39 PM / a year ago

Panthers to hire Manchester City executive as president: report

General Sport - United City Global Sports Summit - Manchester - 20/11/13 Tom Glick Chief Commercial and Operating Officer of Manchester City speaks during the summit Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Paul Currie

The Carolina Panthers will hire Manchester City COO Tom Glick as the team’s president as new owner David Tepper continues to put his stamp on the team, according to an ESPN report.

Glick has been with powerhouse Manchester City in the Premier League since 2012. Last season, the club set a league record with 100 points.

Before joining Manchester City, Glick worked extensively in other sports — including multiple minor league baseball teams and a stint in minor league hockey. He also worked for the New Jersey Nets, the NBA and with Derby County Football Club, according to CBS Sports..

A Panthers public relations person tweeted that the hiring process was ongoing.

“There is no announcement regarding the Panthers team president at this time. We are still working through the process,” wrote Steven Drummond.

Tepper, 60, was approved unanimously as the team’s new owner at the league’s meetings in May. The founder of hedge fund Appaloosa Management L.P., he has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $11 billion and bought the Panthers for $2.275 billion, the largest sum ever paid for an NFL franchise.

A former Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner, Tepper was required to sell the 5-percent stake that he owned in the Steelers, per NFL rules. He emphasized his desire to win and his plan to keep the team in Charlotte when he was introduced after his approval in May.

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