Disgraced former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has been invited back to the Etihad Stadium to see if the club can win their maiden Premier League title on Sunday.
resigned his post in September 2011 after accidentally sending an
offensive email to the cancer-stricken mother of defender Nedum Onuoha -
now playing for Sunday's opponents QPR.
Cook, who held the post for three years is seen as a key figure in
City's rise in stature as a club and they wish to thank him for his
efforts by inviting him to what they hope is an end of season party.
Cook initially denied sending the email, which was supposed to be sent to City director of football Brian Marwood.
mother and agent had emailed Cook and Marwood explaining that while she was
'ravaged with cancer', she would still be negotiating on her sons
Cook, presumably clicking the 'reply
all' button by accident, responded: 'Ravaged with it!!...I don’t know
how you sleep at night. You used to be such a nice man when I worked
with you at Nike. G'.
He initially claimed his email account
had been hacked into but and internal investigation found that Onuoha's
mother had 'foundation to the allegations' and Cook left his post with