FA is aiming to appoint a new president for the euro with businesswoman Debbie Hewitt as the favorite
FA Aims To Appoint a New Chairman Before This Summer’s Euro … With Businesswoman Debbie Hewitt Governing Body ‘Plan A’ To Replace Greg Clarke
- Debbie Hewitt is on pole position to take the role of the new FA chairman
- The 57-year-old businesswoman is the ‘Plan A’ candidate to replace Greg Clarke
- Clarke left after insulting remarks in a parliamentary appearance last year
The FA is aiming to nominate their new president for the European championships, with businesswoman Debbie Hewitt on pole position to take the role.
The 57-year-old is the governing body’s ‘Plan A’ candidate to replace Greg Clarke, who left disgraced last year after making insulting remarks in an infamous parliamentary appearance.
The nomination process for Hewitt is underway, but it is hoped that the news will be confirmed in time for the tournament.
Debbie Hewitt (left) is the favorite to replace Greg Clarke (right) as the new FA chairman
However, it is unlikely that Hewitt will be on the scene before the euro, which kicks off June 11.
Discussions are underway on how Hewitt can coordinate the job, which is a part-time position, in conjunction with her business responsibilities.
The FA, meanwhile, has selected Middlesbrough as England’s pre-tournament base ahead of the European Championship.
England will use the Riverside Stadium this summer for both of their warm-up matches prior to the European Championship
The Riverside Stadium will host Gareth Southgate’s warm-up matches against Austria on June 2 and against Romania on June 6.
Dublin’s status as one of the Euro 2020 hosts has been questioned.
The Aviva Stadium is due for the third group matches and a final 16 match, but the FAI, on the advice of the Irish government, has told UEFA that they cannot answer the number of fans as they continue to tackle the pandemic.