The University of Bolton hosts former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins CBE on Thursday 21 September. Ex-Krypton Factor presenter Dr Gordon Burns interviews Watkins on his time at the internationally successful club as Maurice shares his interesting and controversial behind-the-scenes experiences. Event entry is free but numbers are limited; pre-booking is required at:

Throughout his 28-year career with Manchester United to 2012, Maurice Watkins guided the club through remarkable growth. It was an era when media headlines resonated around names such as Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham OBE, Peter Schmeichel MBE, Eric Cantona and the stock market flotation. With exclusive insights into the Manchester United careers of some of football’s top names, the evening promises sports fans a celebration of his three decades at the club.

Top commercial sports lawyer, Watkins’ career includes chairmanships of British Swimming, Barnsley FC and the Rugby League European Federation and directorship of Lancashire Country Cricket Club.

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