SEAT London 2016
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Stockport County Appoint Former fcbusiness Editor as CEO

Tue 15th Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

Former fcbusiness Editor, Ryan McKnight, has today been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Blue Square Bet Premier League side, Stockport County.

McKnight will combine the role with operating as the Chief Executive of the World Football Academy: UK, working alongside leading coaches Raymond Verheijen and Guus Hiddink, becoming the youngest CEO in UK football in the process.

Speaking ahead of the announcement, he said: “This is an exceptional opportunity and I am extremely happy Spencer Fearn and the board of directors are taking a ‘football specific’ approach to their recruitment, something I will continue.

“For many years, I have observed and analysed the game and industry, lobbied for improvements, and now I have the chance to help a great club develop, as we look to build something special and eventually return Stockport County back to the Football League.

“The club has huge potential, a strong and passionate supporter base and owners with the required vision to make the supporters’ dreams a reality.”

Former colleague, fcbusiness Deputy Editor, Aaron Gourley, said of McKnight's appointment: "We're really proud that Ryan has been given this opportunity. He is really passionate about football and the way it is run.

"We wish him well in his new role as CEO of Stockport County and we're sure he'll bring them the success they deserve."

McKnight will be present at this evening’s game at Edgeley Park, where Stockport County will face Mansfield Town, and UK football’s previous youngest Chief Executive, Carolyn Still, ahead of Saturday’s home game with Forest Green Rovers.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

Subscribe to our newsletter

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Manchester City To Win The League?

Thu 4th Feb 2016 | Football Club Management

Manchester City will win their third Premier League title in five seasons, according to a simulation run using Football Manager 2016. The team at Sports Interactive, makers of the popular football...

Clubs Should Look To The Lower Leagues For Players

Fri 8th Jan 2016 | Football Club Management

Peterborough United’s Chairman, Darragh MacAnthony believes clubs should look to the lower leagues for talent before signing foreign players. Speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday...

UCFB Joins Forces With Real Madrid

Tue 20th Oct 2015 | Football Club Management

Students at UCFB will be able to draw on the expertise of executives from 10 time European Cup winners, Real Madrid after the institutions sign a landmark partnership on Monday. UCFB , a world first...

Notts County Appoint New CEO

Tue 6th Oct 2015 | Football Club Management

Notts County Football Club have announced the arrival of Julian Winter as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. Joining Meadow Lane with a wealth of experience in football administration,...