Angus McNab Steps Down Amidst Expected York United Sale
With the CPL’s own commissioner stating that new, world-class owners are expected to complete their purchase of York United within the next month, there’s plenty of change on the menu for the Toronto-based club.
The first major change just took place ahead of any confirmed club sale, with Club President Angus McNab announcing his own departure as President, CEO, and general manager of the Canadian Premier League side.
The move comes after four seasons with the veteran sports consultant at the helm, with McNab having stepped in to replace inaugural Club President Preben Ganzhorn following the team’s first season.
McNab’s tenure saw the club embark on a club rebrand, with the team making playoffs in two of the next four seasons. In a bid to target sustained success, he replaced head coach Jim Brennan with Martin Nash after the Nine Stripes lost out in their first-ever playoff match, returning to playoffs two seasons later.
He was also a key figure in bringing forth Woodbine Entertainment as a partner for the club’s still-to-be-determined new stadium, though where those plans lie amidst the ownership turnover remain to be seen.
Known for his analytic lens, the Scotland-born Club President had worked with the likes of Sportlogiq and Perform Group (now called DAZN Group) prior to his appointment with York United.
While the front office put forth exemplary work under his watch, the team has still struggled to prove a draw in a crowded Toronto sports market. This led the Baldassarra Family to sell the club to the league itself, who banked on themselves being capable of quickly finding a new owner to invest in the club.
Last week commissioner Mark Noonan said this was more or less wrapped up, with the expectation of a new, word-class ownership group expected to come in later this month. Ahead of this move, however, McNab has now signaled his exit.
This is a developing story. More to come…