Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton hands over control to Americans

20 November 2010 08:33
Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton will step down from the post before the club's next home game against Aston Villa, on December 6, to make way for incoming chairman Tom Werner from the club's new American owners NESV.

Broughton, who oversaw the £300million sale to NESV by Tom Hicks and George Gillett, performed his last major task, representing Liverpool with director Iian Ayre at a Ppremier League chairmen's meeting on Friday.

Job done: Martin Broughton

The appointment of Werner will be announced within the next fortnight, with John W Henry being given the moniker Principal owner.

Writing in the Liverpool match programme yesterday, Broughton said: 'This evening's game is my last home fixture as Chairman.

'It was always my stated intention to stand down once the sale was completed and Ii am happy that the club is now in good hands.

'This has been one of the most memorable experiences of my working life and would like to wish Liverpool and its supporters every success for the future.

'Everybody associated with the club can now look forward to an exciting future with the right owners and the club on a secure financial footing.

'Ii am proud to have been chairman during this turbulent time and would like to thank you all for the support you gave me, Christian Purslow, Ian Ayre and all the staff.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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