Global Sports : Glenn Named New FA Chief

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The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.
Glenn, a former Leicester City director and chief executive of United Biscuits, will take over the role from Alex Horne on May 18.
The 54-year-old Wolves fan and FA-qualified grassroots coach is responsible for having signed up Gary Lineker as the face of Walkers Crisps.
Glenn said: “I am incredibly proud to have been chosen to play my part in shaping the future direction of the FA.
“There are few more important and interesting places to work than Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park and I am very much looking forward to meeting the staff and leading them into an exciting new period.”
“I have coached football at grassroots level, have sat on the Board of a Premier League football club and have spent my time on the terraces at Molineux where I have a season ticket. I hope this informs my work at The FA as we look to inspire everyone to be involved in what is the nation’s most watched and played team sport.
“I very much hope my personal experience of operating in highly competitive global markets will help The FA in its own drive to promote greater success for our all of our national teams in international tournaments.”
FA Chairman Greg Dyke added: “On behalf of The FA Board I am delighted with the appointment of Martin Glenn.
“I know, as a football fan, he will take great pride in the job and he will be an asset to The FA and will lead the organisation through a significant period of change.
“Martin came through a highly competitive process, and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us. He is a natural leader and I look forward to working with him.”
Former England captain and Leicester striker Lineker also welcomed Glenn’s appointment on Twitter.
Lineker tweeted: “The @FA appointment of Martin Glenn is an inspired choice, Genuine football fan, terrific leader, great bloke. Gets things done!”

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