Bevington to take Forest role

Date published: Saturday 3rd January 2015 7:21

Bevington to take Forest role

Bevington, who prior to last summer’s World Cup in Brazil announced his ambitions of becoming a club chief executive in a sports business magazine, has agreed to work at the City Ground initially for a few months on a part-time basis.
Describing him as the club’s new chief executive officer would, though, be too strong but the 43-year-old will assist Reds owner Fawaz Al Hasawi in making important decisions that affect the Sky Bet Championship outfit.
Forest have been without a CEO since Paul Faulkner resigned the post in February. The former Aston Villa supremo quit after Al Hasawi sacked Stuart Pearce and subsequently replaced him as manager with Dougie Freedman, something it is thought Faulkner was not consulted on.
Faulkner was brought in to help stabilise Forest’s infrastructure following the damaging reign of Billy Davies and was working to get the club back in line with Financial Fair Play regulations – which the Reds broke and are currently working under a transfer embargo as punishment.
Bevington, a former press officer at his home town club Middlesbrough, joined the communications division at the FA in 1997 and worked alongside a host of England managers, including Howard Wilkinson, Kevin Keegan, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson.
He was appointed group director of communications in 2004 before becoming managing director of Club England in 2010.
In 2011 he also resumed executive responsibility for FA group communications.
His 17-year association with the FA ended in December last year when he left the governing body.

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