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7 April 2021

"As soon as we can make the right appointment, we will"

Ipswich Town will be looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to run the business on and off the pitch.

Mike O’Leary has taken over as chairman at Portman Road following the purchase of the Club by Gamechanger 20 Ltd, who are backed by investment from the United States.

Gamechanger was set up to buy the Club from the ME Group, with 90% of the company controlled by ORG, a US investment fund. Americans Brett Johnson, Berke Bakay and Mark Detmer, under the Three Lions name, jointly own 5% with former Town owner Marcus Evans having the remaining 5%.

“Although our US backers will be visiting the Club, they will not be involved in the day to day running,” Mike, former CEO at West Brom and director at Oxford, explained to iFollow Ipswich.

“The Club will be run by a CEO and also partly by me - the British end if you like. We will be the management team.

“The CEO will run the business on and off the pitch with responsibility for every facet of it.

“We hope to make an appointment at some point soon. I can’t be more specific than that because you can never be sure of the process. It could be a week or two, it could be a month or so but as soon as we can make the right appointment, we will.”

See the full interview with Mike on iFollow now.

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