Former EFL Chairman Greg Clarke is the new Chairman of the Football Association after his nomination was ratified by the FA Council.Clarke stepped down from his role at the EFL in June and his successor, Ian Lenagan, issued the following statement:
“Having worked alongside Greg, I have seen first-hand the hugely significant contribution he has made to the professional game in England. Now his nomination has been ratified by the FA Council, that work can continue during what is an extremely important time for the FA, Football League and the game’s numerous other stakeholders.
“As Chairman of the FA there is no doubt that he faces an enormous challenge, but his career in business, club football and here at the Football League has armed him with the skills, expertise and experience required to be able to drive forward the desired change from grassroots level right through to the senior England teams.
“On behalf of the English Football League and our 72 member clubs, we wish him the very best of luck.”
📰 Our new Chairman has been confirmed, after the decision was ratified by The FA Council this afternoon: https://t.co/9yiaQtDAvW— The FA (@FA) August 24, 2016