Liverpool FC appoint Tom Werner as chairman

06 November 2010 06:10
Tom Werner 300[LNB]TOM WERNER is the new chairman of Liverpool Football Club.[LNB]The 60-year-old's position was clarified yesterday at a New England Sports Ventures (NESV) briefing in London.[LNB]The LFC co-owner is expected to take a very hands-on role at Anfield, as part of his top executive role.[LNB]No formal announcement was made declaring Werner as chairman, contrary to some reports.[LNB] But the position of certain members within NESV was clarified as the make-up of the Reds board starts to take shape.[LNB]Effectively, the position that executives hold within the Boston conglomerate set-up will directly transfer across to Liverpool.[LNB]John W Henry will remain as owner in chief and take a position on the board.[LNB]More indications about the new owners' views on a Liverpool stadium were made yesterday.[LNB]It is thought the Americans could wait up to two years before deciding whether to build a new ground in Stanley Park, or redevelop existing Anfield, although no commitments have been made.[LNB]The news about Werner's appointment is set to hurry along the departure of current Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton from Anfield.[LNB]That will come as no surprise as the British Airways boss openly stated he was brought in to the club to solely oversee its sale.

Source: Liverpool_Echo