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Bates Era Finishes As Changes Confirmed
Leeds United have announced major boardroom changes, with vice-chairman Salah Nooruddin to take over from Ken Bates as chairman.
Bates’ eight-year term at the helm came to an end yesterday as part of the deal which saw Dubai-based GFH Capital purchase the club from him last December. He will now take up a three-year role as club president.
GFH-C’s David Haigh will step up to become managing director and Shaun Harvey will step down from his role as CEO.
The club confirmed Harvey will remain as a director, but Haigh - formerly a director - will now be responsible for the day-to-day running of the club.
Nooruddin said: “We are pleased to welcome David Haigh to his new role. He and I will continue to work with the rest of the board, the management team, Brian McDermott and his team to build the foundations on and off the pitch for a successful future for Leeds United.
“At the same time, we extend our thanks to Shaun for his services to the club over the past nine years. Shaun will remain as a director of the club to offer us his considerable footballing experience.”
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