Bates set for president role

Outgoing Leeds chairman Ken Bates will take up a three-year presidency at Elland Road from July 1, owners GFH Capital have announced.

Last Updated: 01/05/13 at 12:07 Post Comment

Ken Bates: Will take up a three-year presidency at Leeds from July 1

Ken Bates: Will take up a three-year presidency at Leeds from July 1

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Bates, 81, who sold the club to the Bahrain-based finance group in December, agreed to stay on as chairman when the takeover went through.

He will take up his new role a day after his chairmanship ends, although he will have no say in the running of the club.

A GFH capital statement said: "He will officially stand down as chairman on June 30, 2013 and will no longer be a member of the board.

"He will become president for a three-year term from July 1, 2013."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

Footer 365

D-day for FIFA as Sepp Blatter opens 65th congress

Sepp Blatter has formally opened FIFA's congress on a day his critics hope could signal a new start for football.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: FIFA election explained

Will Sepp Blatter see off Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein? We explain how Friday's presidential vote works...

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company