Sheepshanks will not be top man at FA
FORMER Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks will not be the new man at the helm of the Football Association, it emerged today.
Sheepshanks ruled himself out of the race to be FA chairman due to “other business and football commitments.”
He had been serving as joint-acting chairman, along with Roger Burden, since the departure of Lord Treisman earlier this month.
The news follows an FA board meeting today.
Sheepshanks said: “We had a very constructive discussion at the board and concluded together that it was preferable to have one single point of accountability during this interim period as we focus on this summer’s World Cup and the 2018 bid.”
Burden will now serve as sole acting chairman until a new boss can be appointed.
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