Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud resigns for personal reasons 19 months after becoming the youngest in the Premier League at the age of 26.
- Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has stepped down
- He was the youngest president of the Premier League when he was appointed in 2019
- The owner of the knives, Prince Abdullah, thanked the outgoing chairman for his contribution
- The club is at the bottom of the Premier League and is 18 points behind in terms of safety
Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has resigned for personal reasons.
Prince Musaad became the youngest president of the Premier League in September 2019 when he was appointed at the age of 26 by his father-in-law and club owner Prince Abdullah.
He is leaving his post with the Blades at the bottom of the Premier League table and has amassed just 14 points from 31 games this season. They are 18 points from safety.
Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has stepped down
The 28-year-old, the youngest president in the Premier League, stepped down for personal reasons
Sheffield United announced the news of the resignation of their chairman on Friday evening
Manager Chris Wilder left the club last month after almost five years in the job guiding them from League One to the Premier League.
In a club statement released Friday evening, Prince Abdullah said: “On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Prince Musaad for his efforts, he has made a valuable contribution to the development of the football club.”
The outgoing chairman, meanwhile, spoke of his pride in holding the position.
“It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be president of this great club and I have always tried to uphold the club’s values and act as a true custodian,” he said.
Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah appointed his son-in-law as chairman in 2019
I would like to thank Prince Abdullah for the opportunity to become Chairman of Sheffield United Football Club. I also thank the Board, Stephen Bettis, and the Vice Presidents for their support during my tenure. ‘
As I go on, there are many I want to thank. First of all, you fans, who have given me so many wonderful memories, especially in our first season back in the Premier League. You really are the best.
‘My sincere thanks also to all who work hard at the club; the employees, the staff in the back room and the players. There are good people working at the club and I am very proud to have had the pleasure of working with you.
The Bramall Lane club is at the bottom of the Premier League rankings and 18 points for security reasons
To say that I am disappointed with how things turned out this season is an understatement. I am confident that we have a bright future and I look forward to seeing everyone back to Bramall Lane in good health and applauding our Blades.
“It has been an honor to be Chairman of Sheffield United and I wish my successor all the best.
“Good luck and God bless.”
Vice Chairman Yusuf Giansiracusa will assume the role of interim chairman.