Clarke handed league top job

12 March 2010 02:49
The Football League have appointed Greg Clarke as their new chairman, with current incumbent Lord Mawhinney becoming Honorary President of the Football League. Fifty-two-year-old Clarke was most recently chief executive of Cable & Wireless, while he also had a short stint as Leicester City chairman several years ago. Clarke told the Football League's official website: "I am honoured to be taking up the position of Chairman of The Football League. "As a lifelong and committed football fan it is a privilege to serve the game in this capacity. "My time at Leicester City provided an insight into the challenges clubs face on a daily basis. The lessons learnt from that experience will not be forgotten. "I look forward to joining a highly successful organisation whose clubs are at the heart of their communities. "I intend to build on The League's recent successes and represent all our 72 clubs."

Source: ESA