FA expect to finalise shortlist for vacant chairman position this week

Football Association expect to finalise shortlist for vacant chairman position this week with the next step in the search for Greg Clarke’s successor to begin imminently

  • The FA’s search for the successor to former chairman Greg Clarke is accelerating
  • Clarke resigned after using ‘unacceptable’ language about black footballers
  • Lord O’Neill and businessman Sir Damon Buffini are thought to be in the running 

The Football Association expect to have the shortlist of candidates for their vacant chairmanship position finalised this week.

Talks to whittle down the long list of possibles is underway with the FA aiming to start the next phase of recruiting Greg Clarke’s successor imminently.

Former treasury minister Lord O’Neill of Gatley is the latest name to be linked with the position – though it is unclear whether he will feature on the final shortlist.

The FA’s search for the successor to former chairman Greg Clarke is reaching the next stages

Successful businessman Sir Damon Buffini, who has held numerous high-powered administrative roles, is also understood to be in the running, while Sport England board member Chris Grant has publicly stated he wants the job.

The role was vacated by Clarke following his disastrous parliamentary appearance at the end of last year. 

It is hoped the new chair will be in position well in time for the 2021-22 season.  

Clarke resigned after using ‘unacceptable’ language when referring to black football players


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