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Dyke to become FA chairman

21 Mar 2013 11:47:54

Dyke to become FA chairman

Former BBC director general Greg Dyke is set to become the new chairman of the Football Association.

The FA board has unanimously approved the nomination of Dyke, 65, to succeed David Bernstein when he leaves the post in July.

The appointment is subject to the approval of the FA council.

The FA said in a statement: "The Football Association Board has unanimously approved the nomination for Greg Dyke to be appointed independent FA chairman.

"Dyke, 65, will take over as chairman from David Bernstein when he leaves the post after two-and-a-half years in July - subject to approval by the FA council. The appointment will take effect from Saturday, July 13.

"This follows a recruitment process led by FA independent director Roger Devlin (chairman of the nominations committee) with fellow board members Roger Burden and Keith Lamb.

"In a high-profile broadcasting industry career, Dyke has worked as director general of the BBC and managing director of London Weekend Television.

"Dyke has had a long background in football. He was a director of Manchester United in the late nineties and since 2006 he has been non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club, the team he supported as a boy. He will relinquish this role at the end of the season to take up his new post at the FA."

Dyke added: "Football has always been a big part of my life whether playing 11-a-side on Sunday mornings or six-a-side on Thursday evenings.

"I was brought up in a household where my father was much more interested in whether or not you had won at football than whether you had passed your exams. In my case that was just as well."


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