McCaf­ferty calls time at Mother­well

Owner and gen­eral man­ager pay trib­ute to Well So­ci­ety’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive on board

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL - GRAEME MACPHER­SON

MOTHER­WELL chair­man Brian McCaf­ferty is to step down from his role at the end of the week. McCaf­ferty has been the Well So­ci­ety’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the club’s board of direc­tors for the last three years but will now be re­placed by an­other mem­ber of the supporters trust.

The 68-year-old will step down as club chair­man fol­low­ing Satur­day’s game against Hearts and will leave the Well So­ci­ety board once his re­place­ment is voted on next month.

He said: “Af­ter three years, I feel the time is right to step down and al­low some­one else the chance to take my place on the Well So­ci­ety board, which is some­thing the rules try to fa­cil­i­tate.

“I will of course be step­ping down from the Mother­well board too as a con­se­quence and felt fan own­er­ship week, which sees us link up with the Foun­da­tion of Hearts for Satur­day’s game at Fir Park, would be a fit­ting way to end. I would like to thank all Well So­ci­ety board mem­bers, past and present, and other vol­un­teers for their help, sac­ri­fices and ded­i­ca­tion over the past three years.

“I’d like to thank ev­ery­one at Mother­well FC for their sup­port and also both John Boyle and Les Hutchi­son for making com­mu­nity own­er­ship pos­si­ble and keep­ing the prospect alive dur­ing some dif­fi­cult times for the club last year.

“All Well So­ci­ety mem­bers have helped save the club from se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty and/or for­eign own­er­ship and I hope other Mother­well fans can join in the com­ing months to give the club a se­cure long-term fu­ture. I will con­tinue to help and sup­port the project.”

Owner Les Hutchi­son paid trib­ute to the out­go­ing McCaf­ferty, say­ing: “The board and the club would like to thank Brian for his ded­i­ca­tion to­wards Mother­well Foot­ball Club. It is vi­tal that the ex­cel­lent work Brian un­der­took on be­half of the so­ci­ety, as a mem­ber of the club board, con­tin­ues and we look for­ward to the nom­i­na­tion of a re­place­ment with the skills re­quired to op­er­ate as a di­rec­tor of a sig­nif­i­cant busi­ness.”

Gen­eral man­ager Alan Bur­rows tweeted: “I’d like to pass on my best wishes to Brian on his 2nd re­tire­ment(!) & thank him.”

McCAF­FERTY: Out­go­ing chair­man paid trib­ute to ‘all Well So­ci­ety mem­bers’

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