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FA reveal new chairman

The Football Association has announced David Bernstein as its new chairman.

The former Manchester City chairman was approved by a Nominations Committee chaired by Bolton Wanders chairman Phil Gartside along with Michael Game, Tony Kleanthous and John Ward.

Acting Chairman Roger Burden said: "The board was united in its view that David would make an excellent choice as chairman of the organisation.­  I have worked with David for some years and have always been impressed by his professionalism and integrity.”

Nominations Committee chairman Phil Gartside said: "David was the outstanding candidate for the role. He combines strong business and leadership skills with tremendous insight and knowledge of football."

As well as being on the Manchester City board, Bernstein has sat on the board of companies including French Connection Group and Ted Baker.  Since 2003 he has been a director of Wembley Stadium.

Bernstein added: "I am honoured to be asked to take on the role as Chairman of The FA. It is a tremendous challenge but I look forward to working with the Board, the staff at The FA and everyone in football from local playing fields to Wembley and the international stage."

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