Football association chief resigns after only 9 months

15:25, March 23, 2010      

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Frustrated by his inability to push through changes within the organization, Ian Watmore quit as chief executive of the English Football Association on Monday after only nine months in the job.

Watmore's resignation comes less than three months before the World Cup begins and leaves the FA looking for its fifth chief executive in 10 years.

FA chairman David Triesman, who had a good working relationship with Watmore, said he had tried to persuade the former civil servant to stay. Triesman said his resignation had been accepted with "great regret."

No reason has been given for Watmore's decision.

By People's Daily Online
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