Werner to become Reds chairman

25 November 2010 01:00
Liverpool have announced their new chairman will be Tom Werner, who holds a similar position with club owners New England Sports Ventures. In a widely expected move Werner will officially start on December 1, although previous chairman Martin Broughton effectively ended his involvement after last weekend's victory over West Ham. "I want to pay tribute to Martin Broughton and the magnificent job he has done for Liverpool FC," said NESV principal owner John Henry. Henry, who obviously has a very close working relationship with Werner, added: "He was appointed in difficult circumstances and faced challenging times yet he always focused on doing what was in the best long-term interests of the club. "It has been a pleasure for us to work with Martin and we wish him well in all that he does in the future. "I am delighted that Tom has agreed to take over as chairman. It is a crucial role as we move forward and no one is better placed than Tom to take up the reins and help provide leadership and vision in the coming years."

Source: PA