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Bury Town Ring Boardroom Changes With New CEO

Tue 25th Nov 2014 | Football Club Management

Bury Town have announced the appointment of Michelle Banfield-Curran as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer as of Jan 2nd 2015. Michelle has been working as the club’s Commercial...

Chelsea Appoint Former Liverpool Managing Director

Mon 27th Oct 2014 | Football Club Management

Chelsea Football Club have announced the appointment of former Liverpool Managing Director, Christian Purslow. Mr. Purslow’s appointment, which is effective immediately, will join the West...

Chelsea’s Ron Gourlay To Step Down As CEO

Wed 22nd Oct 2014 | Football Club Management

Chelsea Football Club have announced that Ron Gourlay is leaving Chelsea in order to pursue new business opportunities. Mr Gourlay will leave after 10 successful years at the club including five as...

Les Ferdinand appointed Head of Football Operations at QPR

Tue 7th Oct 2014 | Football Club Management

Queens Park Rangers Football Club has announced the return of legendary front-man Les Ferdinand to Loftus Road, in the role of Head of Football Operations. ‘Sir Les’ – as he was...

Sheffield Wednesday hire new Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director

Fri 3rd Oct 2014 | Football Club Management

Sheffield Wednesday have announced the appointments of Paul Bell as Chief Operating Officer and John Redgate as Finance Director. Paul was Director of Commercial Affairs for almost five years at Leeds...

Margate appoint Pope as Commercial Manager

Thu 2nd Oct 2014 | Football Club Management

Margate Football Club have announced that Chris Pope has joined the club as Commercial Manager. Pope who has been involved as Commercial Manager at clubs such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham...

Simon Hood Joins Board Of Basingstoke Town FC

Tue 26th Aug 2014 | Football Club Management

Basingstoke Town Football Club has appointed Simon Hood to its executive board as director of marketing. Simon - who was named North Hampshire Inspire Young Business Person of the Year in 2013 - is...

Arsenal Appoint Vinai Venkatesham as Chief Commercial Officer

Thu 21st Aug 2014 | Football Club Management

Arsenal Football Club have appointed Vinai Venkatesham as its Chief Commercial Officer, following Tom Fox’s move to Aston Villa as Chief Executive Officer. Venkatesham has been with Arsenal for...

Aston Villa Appoint Tom Fox As Chief Executive

Thu 21st Aug 2014 | Football Club Management

Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Tom Fox as Chief Executive. His appointment comes after previous CEO, Paul Faulkner stepped down in July. Tom has an exquisite background in the broader...

Manchester United COO Joins Inter Milan

Mon 21st Jul 2014 | Football Club Management

FC Internazionale Milano President, Erick Thohir has announced the appointment of Michael Bolingbroke as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Club. 48 year old Bolingbroke will join Inter in August...

Newcastle Mourn Loss of Two Fans On Flight MH17

Fri 18th Jul 2014 | Football Club Management

Two Newcastle United fans travelling to New Zealand for the club’s pre-season tour have been named amongst the 298 killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which crashed over the Ukraine on...

Aston Villa Chief Executive Steps Down

Tue 8th Jul 2014 | Football Club Management

Aston Villa’s Chief Executive, Paul Faulkner will step down from his position at the club it has been announced today. A statement released by the Villa read, “The Club can confirm that...

Shrewsbury Town Launch Blind Football Team

Mon 7th Jul 2014 | Football Club Management

Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust (CST) has announced the creation of the first ever blind football team in the club’s history. The CST will partner the Royal National College for the Blind...

Everton In The Community CEO Named In Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mon 16th Jun 2014 | Football Club Management

Everton in the Community Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of Everton Football Club, Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List being...

Chelsea Class of 2006 England’s Greatest Club Team?

Fri 23rd May 2014 | Football Club Management

It's a question that has been argued over by football fans for decades – which is the greatest English club team of all time? Now, after inputting the results of more than 200,000 matches into...

Aldershot Sign Armed Forces Covenant

Wed 21st May 2014 | Football Club Management

Aldershot Town have joined the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, to honour and support all past and present members of the British Armed Forces. The principles of this Covenant dictate that no member...

Managerial Change Is Unadvisable For Top Clubs

Wed 21st May 2014 | Football Club Management

It may be small comfort to ousted Manchester United manager David Moyes, but research just published in the journal Managing Leisure suggests that changing managers doesn’t always help a...

Louis van Gaal Welcomed As Manchester United Manager

Tue 20th May 2014 | Football Club Management

Manchester United’s appointment of Dutch coach, Louis van Gaal has been welcomed by the club’s principal sponsor, Aon. Louis will take over as Manager of Manchester United from the 2014/15...

West Auckland For Wembley

Fri 9th May 2014 | Football Club Management

The Jules Remit trophy may be more widely known and fondly remembered by England’s success starved football fans but in one tiny corner of County Durham it’s the Sir Thomas Lipton trophy...

The Life of a Young Football Manager: Kevin Nicholson Q&A

Fri 9th May 2014 | Football Club Management

At 27, Kevin Nicholson is the youngest professional U18s Manager/Head Coach in the country, currently with CARDIFF CITY FC. Identified by the League Manager’s Association (LMA) as a future...

Hibernian Appoint Leeann Dempster As Chief Executive

Tue 29th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

The Board of Hibernian FC have confirmed the appointment of Leeann Dempster as Chief Executive. Leeann joins from Motherwell FC and takes up her position with Hibernian with effect from 1 June 2014....

Non-League Youth And Academy First

Mon 28th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League is set to become the first in English football to launch a youth league and academy combining football with further education. The NPL Football Academy opens its...

Bristol City Appoint John Pelling As CEO

Thu 24th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Bristol City have announced that John Pelling will become the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed current CEO, Doug Harman, who will remain as a director on the Board. John moved...

Moyes Speaks of Dismissal Disappointment

Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

David Moyes has spoken of his disappointment to his dismissal by Manchester United in a statement via the League Managers Association (LMA) released today. Moyes was dismissed yesterday following a...

Moyes Sacked As Manchester United Manager

Tue 22nd Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Manchester United have confirmed David Moyes’ departure as manager of the club. A brief statement on the club’s official Twitter account this morning confirmed the news which had been...

FA Licensed Coaches’ Club Is World’s Biggest

Thu 17th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club has received praise from UEFA, European football’s governing body, after becoming the biggest football coaching membership scheme in the world, with a...

Aldershot Welcome Two Supporters To The Board

Wed 16th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Aldershot Town have welcomed two long-standing supporters to the Board of Directors. Brian Bloomfield and Andy Muckett have been invited to join the club’s Board bringing with them experience in...

Villa Confirm Culverhouse And Karsa suspension

Tue 15th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Aston Villa have confirmed the suspension of assistant manager, Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations, Gary Karsa. Villa made the announcement following speculation in media that Paul...

Lee Charnley Appointed As Managing Director at Newcastle

Tue 8th Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Lee Charnley has been appointed as Newcastle United’s new managing director with owner Mike Ashley formally appointed to the club’s board of directors. Lee, who previously held the...

Tranmere Rovers appoint new chief executive

Tue 1st Apr 2014 | Football Club Management

Tranmere Rovers have announced the appointment of Jeremy Butler as their new Chief Executive. Jeremy has been brought onboard as part of Chairman Peter Johnson's initiative to transform the Club....

Falkirk fans express concern over Club's proposed change in Board governance

Mon 31st Mar 2014 | Football Club Management

A decision by Falkirk FC to remove a board position held by the Falkirk Supporters Society (FSS) since 2002 has been condemned by the supporters group. A spokesman for the FSS said: “In Autumn...

Simon Hood Joins Basingstoke Town FC Management Team

Thu 27th Mar 2014 | Football Club Management

Basingstoke Town Football Club has announced that Simon Hood will join its senior management team as head of marketing. Simon - who was named North Hampshire Inspire Young Business Person of the Year...

Sunderland Appoint Lee Congerton As Sporting Director

Wed 12th Mar 2014 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC have announced that Lee Congerton has joined the club in the position of sporting director. Congerton arrives on Wearside from his previous post as technical director at Bundesliga...

Southampton Appoint New Chairman

Wed 12th Mar 2014 | Football Club Management

Ralph Krueger has been appointed as its new Chairman of Southampton Football Club. Krueger, who has returned from the Winter Olympics after helping leadTeam Canada to gold in the Ice Hockey, joins the...

Deputy Chairman Steps Down At Grantham

Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | Football Club Management

Grantham Town’s longest-serving Director and Deputy Chairman Darron Quinn has resigned. The Evo-Stik Northern Premier Premier Division side announced his departure on Saturday with Quinn citing...

Bristol Sport Appoint Andrew Billingham As CEO

Tue 4th Feb 2014 | Football Club Management

Andrew Billingham has been appointed as CEO of Bristol Sport Ltd. He will head the management group which owns Bristol City FC in a move aligned to the company's plans to become the South West's best...

Joe Kinnear Resigns From Role At Newcastle

Tue 4th Feb 2014 | Football Club Management

Joe Kinnear’s tenure as Director of Football at Newcastle United ended last night after the club announced his resignation. Kinnear controversially took up the role following the departure of...

Nicola Cortese Quits Southampton

Thu 16th Jan 2014 | Football Club Management

Southampton’s season has been thrown into turmoil after CEO, Nicola Cortese resigned on Wednesday night. News of his resignation was followed by the announcement that club owner Katharina...

Burnley appoint life-long fan Brian Nelson as a director

Thu 19th Dec 2013 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have announced long-time supporter Brian Nelson is to join the Board of Directors with immediate effect. Brian, who was born in Nelson and is still a Pendle resident, has been a...

Portsmouth Confirm Barker And Coppell Appointments

Mon 9th Dec 2013 | Football Club Management

Portsmouth have appointed Richie Barker as their new manager, with Steve Coppell also arriving in a director of football role. Barker, 38, who has penned a standard rolling contract, arrives following...

Everton Named As Healthiest Club to Work For

Wed 13th Nov 2013 | Football Club Management

Everton has been officially certified as the healthiest football club to work for in the UK by Health at Work’s Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The Blues are the first football club in the country...

Stevenage FC Appoint New CEO

Thu 31st Oct 2013 | Football Club Management

Barry Webber will become the new CEO of Stevenage Football Club it has been announced today. Currently Commercial Director at West Ham United, Webber will officially join the League One club on...

Stockport County Start Search For New Club Secretary

Mon 14th Oct 2013 | Football Club Management

Stockport County’s Club Secretary Tony Whiteside has announced that he will be retiring from Edgeley Park on November 15. Tony has been working at Stockport County since the summer of 2010,...

Education Is Key At Johan Cruyff Institute

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Football Club Management

Leading the way in Sports Management & Marketing Education, the Johan Cruyff Institute (JCI) is taking education to new levels. With academic programmes designed by professionals from the sport...

Wycombe Wanderers appoint Football League's youngest director

Tue 1st Oct 2013 | Football Club Management

Wycombe Wanderers have announced two new appointments to the club’s board of directors. Matt Cecil and David Cook have both accepted the responsibility and will begin their roles with immediate...

Mike Rigg Appointed ss Head of Talent Identification at The FA

Mon 30th Sep 2013 | Football Club Management

The FA have today confirmed the appointment of Mike Rigg as Head of Talent Identification with the role becoming full-time for the first time. Rigg will start on a permanent basis in January 2014....

Bristol City Boardroom Changes Announced

Thu 12th Sep 2013 | Football Club Management

Bristol City Football Club has announced key boardroom moves linked to changes to the business structure and responsibilities of the club’s executive team. Jon Lansdown, previously Managing...

Eddie Mitchell steps down as chairman of AFC Bournemouth

Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | Football Club Management

Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has stepped down from his position after selling his 50% share of the Sky Bet Championship club to co-owner Maxim Demin. Mitchell has enjoyed a successful four...

Exeter City Appoint Guy Wolfenden As CEO

Wed 21st Aug 2013 | Football Club Management

Exeter City FC have announced the appointment of Guy Wolfenden as the new Chief Executive Officer. Guy, who joins the club from Warwickshire County Cricket Club where he has been in charge of...

The FA Appoints Dave Reddin As Head of Performance Services

Wed 7th Aug 2013 | Football Club Management

Dave Reddin, one of the management team that helped England win the Rugby World Cup in 2003 has been appointed Head of Performance Services by The FA. Reddin, who joins The FA to oversee the newly...

Cardiff City confirm appointment of Mehmet Dalman as Club Chairman

Mon 29th Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

Cardiff City Football Club have announced today that Club Director, Mehmet Dalman, has been appointed Chairman with immediate effect. Previously Acting Chairman, Simon Lim, will continue in his role...

Football Vacancies at BHAFC Women’s Team

Fri 26th Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

Brighton & Hove Albion FC are currently recruiting a number of positions for the women’s team. As founder members of the Football Association (FA) Women's Premier League they remain one of...

LFC E.L.I.T.E.S Leadership Programmes Arrive in Scandinavia

Fri 26th Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

London School of Business & Finance and English Premier League club Liverpool FC are bringing the innovative E.L.I.T.E.S Management and Leadership programme to Scandinavia. Following the success...

Football Myth Kicked Into Touch

Fri 26th Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the Spanish football team might dominate the beautiful game, but new research has quashed the myth they tire the opposition by keeping the ball. For years, coaches,...

Leicester City Appoint Director of Football

Fri 5th Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

Leicester City Football Club have announced the appointment of Terry Robinson as their new Director of Football. Terry joins the Foxes from Stoke City, where he held the position of Director of Youth...

Steve McClaren Joins QPR Backroom Team

Wed 3rd Jul 2013 | Football Club Management

Harry Redknapp has moved to strengthen his backroom team with the appointment of former England boss, Steve McClaren. QPR boss, Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk : “I am delighted to have been able to...

Injury Prone Middlesbrough Appoint Bryan English

Mon 24th Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Middlesbrough have appointed Bryan English in a bid to solve their injury problems. The former Chelsea medical director who worked under Jose Mourinho, Luis Filipo Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti, has...

Bristol City Appoint New Director of Youth Recruitment

Fri 21st Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Bristol City have appointed Brian Tinnion as the club’s new Director of Youth Recruitment. The 45-year-old former player and manager returns to Ashton Gate to work in the Academy, overseeing the...

Llambias Resigns From Post At Newcastle

Wed 19th Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Newcastle United’s Managing Director, Derek Llambias has resigned from his postion at the club. A statement released this morning, announced his departure would take immediate effect. “The...

Sunderland Restructure Player Recruitment Team

Wed 12th Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC has begun the process of restructuring its player recruitment operation, with the appointment of a Director of Football and new Chief Scout. Roberto De Fanti joins the club in the...

Doing Business the Liverpool Way

Mon 13th May 2013 | Football Club Management

Liverpool Football Club has teamed up with the London School of Business & Finance to form LFC E.L.I.T.E.S, an initiative delivering global training and education exploring the transferable skills...

Premier League Praise for Sir Alex Ferguson

Wed 8th May 2013 | Football Club Management

The Premier League have praised Sir Alex Ferguson following his decision to retire as manager of Manchester United. In a statement released today, Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore,...

Sir Alex Ferguson Announces Retirement

Wed 8th May 2013 | Football Club Management

Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season, Manchester United announced today. Having secured United’s twentieth league title this season, the 38 th trophy of his career, the most...

Forest Green welcome new Club Secretary

Wed 20th Mar 2013 | Football Club Management

Forest Green Rovers have announced the appointment of Michelle McDonald as the new Club Secretary and Head of Matchday Operations. After 14 years at Bristol City, Michelle arrives with vast experience...

Carel Makes Spain Move Thanks To Next Stars

Mon 18th Mar 2013 | Football Club Management

Former Ipswich Town forward Carel Tiofack is hoping to reign in Spain after earning a professional deal with Cadiz B with the help of Next Stars. The Cameroon born player, who has represented the...

New Start For Dan Ashworth At The FA

Fri 1st Mar 2013 | Football Club Management

Dan Ashworth will start his new role as The FA’s Director of Elite Development on Monday, after leaving his current role at West Bromwich Albion today. Ashworth, 41, has left the Midlands club -...

Reading Secure Partnership With Galatasaray

Wed 27th Feb 2013 | Football Club Management

Reading Football Club have signed a mutual working agreement with Turkish giants Galatasaray which will see the two clubs share on and off the field knowledge. Having welcomed senior officials from...

Aldershot Town FC Appoint Chief Executive

Tue 22nd Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

Aldershot Town Football Club have confirmed the appointment of Andrew Mills as Chief Executive. Andrew has worked in the sports industry for over 20 years and has experience in a variety of...

Gary Rowett undertakes Perform test at St George’s Park

Fri 18th Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

Football League Two manager of the month, Gary Rowett was the first manager to visit Perform at St. George’s Park to undertake a fitness test as part of the new partnership with the League...

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...

LMA Launches Fit-To-Perform Partnership

Mon 14th Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association (LMA) and Perform at St George’s Park have today announced a new partnership to deliver a cutting edge fitness and wellbeing programme to LMA members. The...

West Brom Appoint New Sporting & Technical Director

Tue 8th Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Richard Garlick as the club’s new Sporting & Technical Director (Designate). The 36-year-old, who was promoted to the club’s Board as Legal...

Wolves Appoint New Head of Recruitment

Thu 3rd Jan 2013 | Football Club Management

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the appointment of Stuart Webber as the club’s new Head of Recruitment. Webber joins Wolves from Queens Park Rangers where he was one of the club’s...

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov wants role for Henry

Fri 14th Dec 2012 | Football Club Management

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes club legend Thierry Henry has an 'important' role to play at the Emirates Stadium, but not as a player. Henry is reportedly set to rejoin Arsenal on loan...

Sacked Barry Town Manager continues to lead the side

Fri 14th Dec 2012 | Football Club Management

A sacked manager of a football club has ignored the dismissal by his chairman and continued to lead the side in training ahead of managing them this weekend. Gavin Chesterfield was told his services...

Stamford AFC Appoint Commercial Director

Fri 30th Nov 2012 | Football Club Management

Stamford AFC have appointed Peter Davis as a new director to the club's board. Peter will strengthen the club's operation off the pitch with his considerable commercial and business experience. A...

Crawley Town Chief Executive To Step Down

Tue 20th Nov 2012 | Football Club Management

Crawley Town FC, Chief Executive Alan Williams has decided to step down from his position at the end of this season. Williams, who has served as Chief Executive for the last three years will remain on...

Burnley Appoint New Head of Recruitment

Fri 16th Nov 2012 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have added to their management structure with the appointment of Lee Darnbrough as the club’s new Head of Recruitment and Analytics. Darnbrough is leaving his current...

Arsenal Appoints Ex-Locog Head As Its New Retail Director

Tue 23rd Oct 2012 | Football Club Management

Arsenal Football Club has appointed Simon Lilley as its new Retail Director. Lilley joins from his previous role as Head of Licensing and Retail at LOCOG, where he was responsible for running the...

Premier League Appoint New Head of Elite Performance

Fri 12th Oct 2012 | Football Club Management

The Premier League has made a key appointment to its Youth Development Department with John Murtough joining as Head of Elite Performance. Murtough, who has over 15 years’ experience with...

Reading Appoint New Head of Scouting

Wed 3rd Oct 2012 | Football Club Management

Reading Football Club have appointed Steve Head as new Head of Scouting and Recruitment. A vastly experienced and qualified football man, Steve has been working in the Barclays Premier League for more...

Cardiff City CEO To Step Down

Tue 2nd Oct 2012 | Football Club Management

Cardiff City Football Club have confirmed that Alan Whiteley will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive in the coming weeks. His position at Cardiff City Stadium will be filled by Simon...

Mark Catlin Resigns From Bury FC Board

Wed 12th Sep 2012 | Football Club Management

Mark Catlin has resigned from his position on the Board of Directors at Bury Football Club Mark who joined the club’s board at the end of October 2009 announced his resignation in a statement on...

Modric transfer sparks Tottenham-Real Madrid alliance

Tue 28th Aug 2012 | Football Club Management

Tottenham Hotspur has formed a partnership agreement with Real Madrid as part of the deal that saw Luka Modric sign for the Primera Division champion on Monday. The announcement came as an aside to...

Man City Appoint Former Barcelona CEO

Mon 20th Aug 2012 | Football Club Management

Manchester City Football Club have appointed Ferran Soriano, former Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at FC Barcelona, as Chief Executive Officer, effective from September 1st 2012. Ferran has...

Muamba retires on advice of medical team

Wed 15th Aug 2012 | Football Club Management

Bolton star Fabrice Muamba has spoken of his devastation at being forced to retire from football due to the heart attack he suffered in March. The Championship club announced on Wednesday that the...

Bristol City Launch Coaching Initiative

Tue 10th Jul 2012 | Football Club Management

Bristol City FC have become the first club in the country to launch a brand new Trainee Coach Initiative through their Academy, aimed at bringing grassroots coaching and the professional game closer...

Blackburn Appoint Agnew As General Manager

Thu 7th Jun 2012 | Football Club Management

Paul Agnew has been appointed as General Manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Agnew, 54 will take up his new role, which will include a seat on the Board of Directors, early next month following...

Brighton Appoint Former Tottenham Director Paul Barber

Wed 30th May 2012 | Football Club Management

Paul Barber has been appointed as chief executive of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Taking up the role from 18 th June, the former FA commercial director and Tottenham Hotspur executive director...

Manchester City Appoint Tom Glick

Wed 30th May 2012 | Football Club Management

Manchester City Football Club have appointed Tom Glick to the new post of Chief Commercial and Operating Officer. Tom, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of Derby County, will take up his new...

Director of Communications to leave LFC

Fri 11th May 2012 | Football Club Management

Fenway Sports Group are continuing their overhaul at Liverpool after announcing director of communications Ian Cotton is to leave the club. Last month the departures of director of football Damien...

Study Confirms Player Fatigue Costs Vital Points

Thu 10th May 2012 | Football Club Management

Atletico Madrid's defeat of Atletic de Bilbao in the Europa League Final last night could end up costing them a place in next season’s Champions League, according to former Wales’...

Burnley FC Appoint New Academy Manager

Tue 8th May 2012 | Football Club Management

Jason Blake has been appointed as the Academy Manager at Turf Moor ahead of next season's introduction of the new Youth Academy structure in England. Blake, who had been acting Head of Youth following...

Bristol City Chairman To Stand Down

Thu 3rd May 2012 | Football Club Management

Bristol City chairman, Colin Sexstone has announced he is to step down on May 31st to pursue other interests and will be succeeded by Keith Dawe, with the rest of the Board's constitution unchanged....

Ashton United Club Secretary Steps Down

Tue 1st May 2012 | Football Club Management

Ashton United’s club secretary has announced his intention to step down from the post with immediate effect. Bryan Marshall had held the post since 2005, announced his intention to stand down...

QPR Appoint Former Man City Technical Director

Tue 24th Apr 2012 | Football Club Management

Queens Park Rangers Football Club have announced the appointment of Mike Rigg as the club's new Technical Director. Rigg, 43, arrives at Loftus Road having left Manchester City as Technical Director,...

Camolli Leaves Liverpool FC

Thu 12th Apr 2012 | Football Club Management

Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool FC confirmed today that Director of Football Damien Comolli has left the Club by mutual consent. In a statement on the club's official website, principal owner John...

Leading officials exit Rangers

Fri 24th Feb 2012 | Football Club Management

Rangers’ entry into administration has claimed its first major victims with chief operating officer Ali Russell and director of football Gordon Smith both agreeing to leave the club. The...

Niall Quinn leaves Sunderland with immediate effect

Mon 20th Feb 2012 | Football Club Management

Niall Quinn has decided to leave Sunderland after six years to spend more time with his family and concentrate on business interests outside of football. The former Republic of Ireland international,...

Sir Alex Ferguson queries agent role

Wed 15th Feb 2012 | Football Club Management

Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned the increasing amount of agent power in modern football, as players continue to move more freely between clubs. The Manchester United manager fell victim to the easy...

Head of Football Logistics

Wed 25th Jan 2012 | Football Club Management

West Bromwich Albion F.C. is a well established professional football club with a proud heritage and a leading brand. As a founder member of the Football League, the club has built on recent success...

fcbusiness form partnership with Impact Sports Recruitment

Mon 23rd Jan 2012 | Football Club Management

fcbusiness are delighted to announce a new and unique partnership with Impact Sports Recruitment. Working together, the partnership will become an expansion to the services both fcbusiness and Impact...

FA signs partnership with University of Liverpool

Fri 13th Jan 2012 | Football Club Management

University of Liverpool becomes FA Learning’s HE Partner at St. George’s Park. The University of Liverpool has become the first higher education institute to partner with The FA and its...

Wolves launch North American Academy

Wed 11th Jan 2012 | Football Club Management

Premier League outfit, Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a partnership with Sports Management Company, Global Image Sports, to launch its North American Soccer Academy. Phase one of the project will...

SAFC Announce New Commercial Director

Thu 5th Jan 2012 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC has announced that Gary Hutchinson has been appointed to the clubs’ Board of Directors, in the role of Commercial Director. Gary headed up Sunderland’s highly successful...

Burnley Football Club appoint new CEO

Wed 7th Dec 2011 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have today announced the appointment of Lee Hoos as Chief Executive. The 50 year old American and former Leicester City and Southampton Chief Executive, who also served on the...

Football world pays tribute to Gary Speed

Mon 28th Nov 2011 | Football Club Management

The news of Gary Speed’s death has shocked and saddened the whole football community. One of British football’s true greats was confirmed dead yesterday after Cheshire police were called...

Burnley's Chief Executive steps down

Tue 22nd Nov 2011 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have confirmed that Paul Fletcher is to stand down from the role of Chief Executive. Mr Fletcher, who has held the position at Turf Moor for four years, has agreed to stay until...

Chris Hughton joins LMA Management Committee

Thu 17th Nov 2011 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association (LMA) have announce that Chris Hughton has accepted an invitation to join the LMA Management Committee with immediate effect. Speaking of his appointment Chris Hughton,...

Football League Clubs accept EPPP proposal

Fri 21st Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

Football League clubs have voted in favour of introducing the proposed Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) at a meeting in Walsall yesterday. The new system is expected to increase the amount of...

Jimmy Mcilroy to become Burnley FC president

Mon 17th Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have announced that Jimmy McIlroy MBE is to be the new club President. Following a formal invitation from the Board of Directors Jimmy, who celebrates his 80 th birthday later...

Coventry City appoints new Head of Sales

Mon 10th Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

A lifelong Coventry City fan has come home to help the club reach out to the local business community, using his own experiences, as well as his professional skills. Chris McCormick, originally from...

Quinn takes on International Development role at Sunderland AFC

Tue 4th Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC have announced that Niall Quinn is to spearhead International Development on behalf of the club. Relinquishing his day-to-day Chairman's duties, Quinn will now focus on developing...

Nottingham Forest in management double blow

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

Following the announcement that Steve McClaren had resigned from his role as manager, Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nigel Doughty has also announced his intention to step down Forest confirmed in a...

Cardiff City CEO to leave at the end of the month

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 | Football Club Management

Cardiff City Football Club have confirmed that Chief Executive, Gethin Jenkins will leave the club later this month (October) A statement released by the club this morning noted that following...

Julian Winter returns to Sheffield United to take up top job

Wed 14th Sep 2011 | Football Club Management

Julian Winter is the new group chief executive of Sheffield United PLC. The former Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town player takes up his post from next week. Winter has been appointed by owner...

Carolyn Still takes CEO role at Mansfield Town

Tue 13th Sep 2011 | Football Club Management

Mansfield Town have announced the appointment of Carolyn Still as their new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Still has succeeded Steve Barker, who has accepted a new position within One Call Group,...

Man City Chief resigns over email scandal

Fri 9th Sep 2011 | Football Club Management

Garry Cook, Chief Executive of Manchester City Football Club has resigned following a Board led review in response to allegations made to the football club, football authorities and a national...

Premier League’s Top Award for Academy Education

Tue 6th Sep 2011 | Football Club Management

Premier League education of Academy players judged 'Outstanding’ by Ofsted and awarded ‘Beacon Status’. The Premier League will start the academic year as the proud recipient of two...

Philip Beard Appointed CEO of Queens Park Rangers.

Mon 22nd Aug 2011 | Football Club Management

Philip Beard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Queens Park Rangers Football Club, the newly-promoted Barclays Premier League side. His appointment follows the recent takeover of the Club...

More training needed for deaf coaches says NDCS

Tue 9th Aug 2011 | Football Club Management

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), which runs the UK’s only FA Level 1 Football Coaching course for deaf coaches, is calling for more football organisations to make FA accredited...

Bath City FC reveal new Chairman

Wed 3rd Aug 2011 | Football Club Management

Blue Square Bet Premier club Bath City have announced Manda Rigby as their new chairman. Rigby, a successful businesswoman and former UKI managing director of global IT firm Netgear, will take over...

Michael Wiseman steps down from Birmingham City Board

Mon 18th Jul 2011 | Football Club Management

Birmingham City have announced that Michael Wiseman has accepted a request to step down from the Birmingham City Board. In a statement released by the club today, Wiseman will step down as part of a...

Aldershot appoint Graham Baker as Head of Youth

Thu 7th Jul 2011 | Football Club Management

Aldershot Town Football Club have announced the appointment of Graham Baker as Head of Youth. The 52 year old arrives with a wealth of experience as a player and in management too. Southampton born...

Sunderland announce boardroom restructuring

Thu 7th Jul 2011 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC have announced the appointment of legal director Margaret Byrne as the club's CEO following the restructuring of its executive board. Byrne replaces Steve Walton who stepped as chief...

Corby Town Strengthen Board With New Director

Fri 1st Jul 2011 | Football Club Management

Corby Town have appointed a fifth director to their board ahead of new season Corby Town have announced the appointment of Chris Rivett to the board of directors. Rivett, 32, is the managing director...

Former Blackburn Chairman Joins Man City's Operations Team

Mon 27th Jun 2011 | Football Club Management

Manchester City have announced the appointment of former Blackburn Rovers chairman, John Williams to the football club as of 1st July. Reporting into Brian Marwood, highly respected Williams joins the...

Scottish FA appoint first ever Performance Director

Thu 23rd Jun 2011 | Football Club Management

The Scottish FA have announced the appointment of Mark Wotte as its first-ever Performance Director. The 50-year-old, from Enschede, brings a wealth of experience to the new role, having worked as a...

Walsall FC appoint new Head of Youth

Thu 23rd Jun 2011 | Football Club Management

Walsall Football Club have today appointed Neil Woods as the club’s new Head of Youth. The 44 year-old has signed a two-year deal at the Banks’s Stadium following Dean Smith’s...

World’s First Institution Devoted To Beautiful Game

Tue 14th Jun 2011 | Football Club Management

An institution has been set up dedicated to the study of the football industry. UCFB, based at Burnley Football Club in Lancashire, will deliver undergraduate degree courses in the operational and...

Leicester City announce management restructure

Wed 8th Jun 2011 | Football Club Management

Leicester City Football Club have announced the appointments of Chief Executive Officer Susan Whelan and Finance Director Simon Capper. Current Director of Football Administration and Head of Football...

QPR vice-chairman Amit Bhatia resigns

Thu 26th May 2011 | Football Club Management

QPR vice-chairman Amit Bhatia has resigned after lifting the lid on another boardroom dispute at Loftus Road. Bhatia, the son-in-law of Rangers' billionaire co-owner Lakshmi Mittal, has quit in the...

Birmingham confirm their backing of McLiesh

Mon 23rd May 2011 | Football Club Management

Following relegation to the Championship yesterday, Birmingham City FC released a statement today outlining the their stance following media speculation over the club’s manager and financial...

Middlesbrough CEO steps down

Thu 19th May 2011 | Football Club Management

Middlesbrough Football Club has announced that Keith Lamb is standing down from his role as Chief Executive with immediate effect. Lamb said: "After almost 25 years in the role during some of the most...

Sheffield United CEO steps down

Wed 11th May 2011 | Football Club Management

Trevor Birch has stepped down as chief executive of Sheffield United, but will stay on as a consultant in the short-term. The move follows hot on the heels of the club's relegation from the...

Blackburn Rovers appoint Deputy Chief Executive

Wed 4th May 2011 | Football Club Management

Blackburn Rovers FC has announced the appointment of Paul Hunt as Deputy Chief Executive. Mr. Hunt joins from Leicester City, where he is currently Commercial Director. He has also recorded a decade...

Andrew Fitton resigns as Chairman of Swindon Town

Wed 27th Apr 2011 | Football Club Management

Andrew Fitton has resigned as chairman of Swindon following the club's relegation to npower League Two. Fitton, who took over at the helm in 2008, watched the Robins come agonisingly close to securing...

New board appointed at Mansfield Town

Wed 20th Apr 2011 | Football Club Management

Mansfield Town FC has unveiled its new board of directors which has pledged to take the club back into the Football League. Following an appeal from the Chairman earlier this season for high calibre...

Barnet report Notts County to Football League

Wed 20th Apr 2011 | Football Club Management

Solicitors acting for Barnet FC have reported Notts County to The Football League and to The FA alleging an illegal approach by the League 1 club to take Martin Allen to Meadow Lane and are seeking...

214 foreign players left England in 2010

Mon 11th Apr 2011 | Football Club Management

214 foreign footballers left England during 2010 according to a report released today. The figures revealed that of the 214 players that left England to play in other countries, 111 left the Premier...

Port Vale's new CEO ready for the challenge

Thu 31st Mar 2011 | Football Club Management

Port Vale Football Club’s new Chief Executive, Perry Deakin says he is eager to drive the club forward. Deakin, who despite currently being involved in Northants County Cricket Club, has a...

Liverpool FC announce double promotion

Wed 23rd Mar 2011 | Football Club Management

Liverpool Football Club and owners Fenway Sports Group confirmed yesterday that Ian Ayre had been appointed as the club's new Managing Director and Damien Comolli has been promoted to Director of...

Coventry City director John Clarke OBE appointed vice chairman.

Tue 22nd Mar 2011 | Football Club Management

Clarke, a lifelong supporter of the club has worked closely with Coventry in recent years, firstly as an associate director and more recently as a full board director has been handed the role of vice...

Purslow steps down from board at Liverpool FC

Fri 25th Feb 2011 | Football Club Management

Liverpool Football Club confirmed former managing director Christian Purslow had left the club yesterday. In a statement on the club’s website, Chairman Tom Werner said: "We will always be...

Wrexham Chairman Stands Down

Tue 22nd Feb 2011 | Football Club Management

Wrexham Football Club chairman Rob Bickerton, stood down yesterday after potential buyers of the club pulled out. In a statement from the club yesterday it emerged that Bickerton had taken the...

44% of business professionals say they work for a ‘Mick McCarthy’ or a ‘Roy Hodgson’

Thu 10th Feb 2011 | Football Club Management

According to a new study released today, 44% of employees say that their bosses’ management style is the same as relegation zone Wolverhampton manager, Mick McCarthy, or dismissed Liverpool...

David Miliband joins Sunderland board

Wed 2nd Feb 2011 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC announced yesterday that David Miliband, MP for South Shields, will take up the position of non-executive vice chairman of the club. It’s expected that Mr. Miliband will attend...

Sheffield football man appointed to senior position at Blades

Wed 26th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Sheffield United have appointed Dave McCarthy as head of operations. Dave, 44, from Chapeltown, will join the senior management team led by chief executive Trevor Birch. He will have responsibility...

Ashton United appoint new board members

Tue 25th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Evo-Stik League Premier Division club Ashton United have announced the introduction of two 'new’ board members, Andrew Evans and Steve Hobson. Local man Andrew Evans has been a regular supporter...

Sheffield Wednesday CEO placed on gardening leave

Fri 14th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Sheffield Wednesday chief executive Nick Parker has been placed on gardening leave, pending his departure from the League One club. A statement on the club website said: "Nick Parker has been given...

David Milliband set to take on role at Sunderland AFC

Wed 12th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC have today confirmed that they are in talks with South Shields MP David Miliband. The club released a statement via their website today confiming that they are in talks with the former...

Aldershot Town ceo explains club's future following managers sacking

Tue 11th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Following the departure of manager Kevin Dillon and assistant manager Gary Owers, Chief Executive Peter Duffy has released the following statement on the Club’s future. Aldershot Town Football...

LMA hits out at clubs that 'scapegoat' managers

Fri 7th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association (LMA), the body that represents football managers in England has warned that clubs should not be "treated as the playthings of the super rich". LMA chief executive,...

Ramsgate FC plea to stay away fans

Wed 5th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Ramsgate Football Club’s vice-chairman, Paul Jefcoate has urged fans to come out and support the club after a drop in attendances this season. Attendances at Southwood have regularly dropped...

Walsall FC sack manager Chris Hutchings

Tue 4th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Walsall Football Club have today announced the departure of first-team manager, Chris Hutchings, and assistant manager, Martin O’Connor. The duo have been relieved of their duties with immediate...

LMA statement regarding Paul Trollope

Thu 16th Dec 2010 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association (LMA) has issued the following statement in relation to Paul Trollope who has been relieved of his managerial duties at Bristol Rovers Football Club. Paul was initially...

LMA statement regarding Sam Allardyce

Tue 14th Dec 2010 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association (LMA) has issued the following statement in relation to Sam Allardyce's departure from Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Following his appointment as manager in December...

Newcastle United part company with Hughton

Mon 6th Dec 2010 | Football Club Management

Newcastle United Football Club have confirmed that they have parted company with manager Chris Hughton and Goalkeeping coach Paul Barron. The club who won promotion to the Premier League this season...

Liverpool FC appoint new Chairman

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | Football Club Management

New England Sports Ventures (NESV) and Liverpool FC have today confirmed that Tom Werner will become Chairman of the Club as of 1st December. In a statement on the club’s website John Henry,...

Liverpool begin search for new Chief Executive

Fri 12th Nov 2010 | Football Club Management

Liverpool Football Club’s new owners New England Sports Ventures have appointed global headhunters Spencer Stuart to begin a worldwide search for the club's new chief executive. Previous...

Tottenham appoint former London 2012 Commercial Director

Wed 10th Nov 2010 | Football Club Management

London 2012’s director of commercial negotiations Charles Wijeratna has left his position to become Tottenham Hostspur Football Club’s new commercial director. Wijeratna, who made a large...

The Football Association appoints new marketing chief

Mon 1st Nov 2010 | Football Club Management

The Football Association (FA) has appointed Adrian Wells as its new head of marketing.replacing Simon Freedman, who left the organisation in August to take up a role at mobile operator O2. Wells, who...

Kidderminster Harriers FC appoint new chairman

Mon 1st Nov 2010 | Football Club Management

At a Board meeting of Aggborough Holdings Limited held on Thursday night, it was agreed that an offer to purchase the majority shareholding of Kidderminster Harriers Football Club Limited from former...

Burnley officials to back US soccer franchise

Wed 27th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club Operational Director Mr Brendan Flood is to personally back the establishment of a new soccer franchise in Orlando. Mr Flood will help Phil Rawlins, a successful businessman from...

Blackburn hopeful of takeover deal

Tue 26th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Blackburn Rovers Football Club expect to complete the sale of the club to India-based company Venkys next month. Rovers chairman John Williams told the club's official website: "A series of meetings,...

Sunderland AFC forges links with US university

Tue 26th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

A partnership between Sunderland Association Football Club, the University of Sunderland’s Business School, and the University of Colorado has been set up to forge international ties and...

Purslow stands down as Managing Director of Liverpool FC

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Christian Purslow has decided to stand down from his temporary position as Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club following the successful sale of the Club. Christian will remain as a Non...

Man Utd' fans show their anger towards Rooney

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Wayne Rooney’s very public fall out with Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson has brought about ill feeling from the club’s fans who fear he may join rivals Manchester City. A large...

Arsenal FC appoints Communications Director

Thu 21st Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Gunners welcome experienced communications executive to its management team Arsenal is delighted to announce that after an extensive recruitment process, it has appointed a Communications Director to...

Birmingham City FC appoint Vice-Chairman

Mon 18th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Birmingham City Football Club has appointed Dr Bruno Zheng Wu as the club's joint vice chairman, it has been announced. Wu a leading Chinese businessman and media entrepreneur will be responsible for...

Accrington Stanley FC management duo sign new contracts

Wed 13th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

In an age when the average football club manager expects to be out of a job within 12 months, Accrington Stanley football club have offered their long standing management team new contracts. John...

York City appoint new finance director

Tue 12th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

York City Football Club has appointed long standing supporter and former Trust Board member, Peter Rookes, as the Club's Financial Management Consultant. Peter Rookes will be providing the Board of...

Manchester City hit as global brand plans stall

Tue 12th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Manchester City Football Club has suffered a dent to its ambitions to become one of the biggest football brands in the world, following the departure of its chief marketing officer, David Pullan...

Burnley FC take talent search Down Under

Thu 7th Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club has appointed a new Head of Youth Australasia as the club spreads its net ever further in the search for the best young players. Perth-based Paul Wozny will be the Clarets' youth...

League Managers Association critical of Leicester City’s sacking of manager

Fri 1st Oct 2010 | Football Club Management

The League Managers Association has released a statement both confirming and criticizing Leicester City manager Paulo Sousa. In the statement Paulo Sousa said: “To be sacked after being told...

Hearts appoint new Managing Director

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | Football Club Management

David Southern has been appointed managing director of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Previously marketing and communications director at the Edinburgh club, Southern will manage day-to-day...

New Season and new finance director for Sheffield United plc

Wed 1st Sep 2010 | Football Club Management

Sheffield United Football Club have appointed David Harrop as the club’s new Finance Director. David, aged 40, is no stranger to the Blades, as he joins from the wider Scarborough Group...

Steve Coppell's exit comment.

Thu 12th Aug 2010 | Football Club Management

Steve Lansdown, chairman of Bristol City, said: “Steve’s prestigious career as a player, coupled with his experiences and successes as a manager are in no doubt. His footballing pedigree...