Bevington named new Club England director

30 May 2010 09:59

The Football Association have confirmed Adrian Bevington will take up his new role as Club England managing director with immediate effect.

With his vast experience of FA affairs in 15 years with the organisation, Bevington will help bring some stability to the Football Association at a time of huge turmoil following the exit of chairman Lord Triesman.

General secretary Alex Horne was confirmed in his new position at an FA board meeting last week, whilst Roger Burden will operate as temporary chairman.

Bevington will combine his new role with that of his current one as the FA's director of communications until after the World Cup, and will be part of a delegation that meets with Fabio Capello in South Africa later this week to stress how much they want the Italian to remain in his job.

"Adrian has been fulfilling the role of Club England MD for several months now, so it makes sense to formalise the role as the team head to the World Cup," said Horne.

"Adrian's key immediate focus is on supporting the senior team in South Africa.

"Longer term, I am delighted that Adrian will be leading this new area, pooling our resources to make sure all our national teams are well supported in their match preparations."

Bevington will be replaced by Julian Eccles, who joins the FA as director of marketing and communications on June 1.

Source: PA

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