The English FA

Discussion in 'England' started by Frankfurt Blue, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Frankfurt Blue

    Sep 3, 2003

    The Football Association is holding final interviews for its chief executive post.
    There are three candidates for the position, with ITV controller of sport Brian Barwick favourite to get the job.
    Richard Bowker, the ex-head of the Strategic Rail Authority, is Barwick's main rival, while John Heaton, of bookmakers Tote, completes the trio.
    If they can reach agreement, the FA is expected to announce their decision on the appointment later today.
    The previous favourite to succeed Mark Palios in the role was former Chelsea, Leeds and Everton chief executive Trevor Birch.
    He was one of seven candidates interviewed on 2 November, but he later pulled out of the running, reportedly citing his disillusionment with the role's remit.

    Will there ever be a time when the English FA will promote a football person to the top jobs?

    It seems football directors get a run, and an ex-tv presenter (David Davies). It's well established that directors have no idea.
    Mr Clough must be turning in his grave.
  2. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    FIFA and UEFA seem to be run by non football people aswell .Its just greedy bureaucrats like Blatter who run the show.
    The FA did give a job to Trevor Brooking but most of their people arent ex players or managers .
  3. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Chelsea FC
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    It could be worse Ron... we could have the Spanish lot.
  4. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    I dont think this particular job is very important anymore. Really Chief Exec is just there to balance the budget and deal with the media. As long as it isn't someone out of their depth and deluded with their own self-importance like Palios then it won't matter too much. Technically Palios was an ex-pro player, never made it at the highest level but apparently still had a career before becoming an accountant.

    I heard some weeks ago that Barwick has this wrapped up and the interviews are a formality.

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