Ingleby leaves Burnley

27 August 2010 08:21
Burnley Football Club vice-chairman Ray Ingleby has today resigned his position on the board of directors after almost 12 years for personal reasons. It was early in 1999 that Ingleby first joined the board, after investing in the rights issue, and was very soon after appointed vice-chairman by Barry Kilby.He was heavily involved in the signing of Ian Wright just over a year ago, with Wright himself confirming that without Ingleby's financial input towards his wages he would not have signed for the club.He was also an influential figure in ensuring the club didn't go into administration following the collapse of ITV DIgital, the chairman praising him for his work in ensuring creditors would accept deferred payments.He is, though, better known as the brash businessman from America who tried to take over the club during 1998, featured heavily on Radio Lancashire phone ins where he once branded then chairman Frank Teasdale as being unable to organise a piss up in a brewery.Ingleby said today: "With great regret I have decided to resign as a director of Burnley Football Club due to personal reasons."I have loved the last 12 years, being involved with Burnley and I would home to get back involved with this great club at some point in the future."