Jonathan Ford steps down as CEO of the Football Association of Wales | Football news

Football Association of Wales (FAW) chief executive Jonathan Ford will step down at the end of March.

Ford was the subject of a vote of no confidence passed by the FAW board in February, with the motion passed by 25 votes to six.

During his 12 years as chief executive, there were disagreements between Ford and the FAW board, but the appointment of a new People’s Leader in December was said to have been a major factor behind the no-confidence motion.

A statement from the FAW said: “The Football Association of Wales can confirm that Jonathan Ford will step down as the Association’s chief executive on March 31, 2021.

“The FAW would like to express its gratitude to Mr. Ford for his efforts over the past 11 years and wish him the best for his future endeavors.

“The FAW will not be making any further comment at this time.”

Since his appointment in 2009, Ford has overseen a successful period for Welsh football, with the men’s national team reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and the country’s national stadium in Cardiff hosting the League final. of the 2017 champions.

However, the tension behind the scenes has reportedly increased over the past year, with criticism from the FAW
the perceived inability to support grassroots football during the Covid-19 pandemic is another factor.

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