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The FA appoint Alex Horne as acting-CEO

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

Alex Horne has been appointed as acting chief executive following Ian Watmore's resignation from the Football Association.

Watmore stepped down from the position despite having been in the post for less than a year, having grown frustrated that his proposals were being thwarted.

An emergency FA board meeting this afternoon saw the departure discussed and the appointment of Horne as Watmore's temporary replacement.

However, the FA have said they will delay appointing a replacement for Watmore until after the World Cup and the 2018 bid decision his made in December.

A FA statement said: "The board have invited current chief operating officer Alex Horne to take on the role of acting chief executive officer with immediate effect.

"The board regrets that Ian has decided not to continue as CEO, but has every confidence in Alex, the outstanding staff at the FA and the managerial leadership in place within the organisation.

"It has been agreed that Ian Watmore will leave the organisation at the end of this month."

Lord Triesman, the FA chairman, confirmed that a new chief executive will not be appointed until after England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup is voted on by Fifa in December.

"Alex has taken over and the new arrangements are in place," Triesman said. "There's no desire to spend a huge amount of time but we will want to replace the CEO.

"I want to make sure that when the board is slightly reconfigured that it has the chief executive that it wants. It would be very discourteous for the new board not to have that opportunity.

"It's not a question of delaying, just working to a timetable that gets the right result."

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