Parry to be EFL chairman
Rick Parry, the former Liverpool and Premier League chief executive, is in line to take over as chairman of the English Football League.
The governing body said yesterday it had named the 64-year-old as its chairman designate, with his appointment to be put forward for endorsement by clubs next Thursday.
If approved, Parry will then move forward to being ratified at a general meeting.
Parry, one of the forefathers of the Premier League, having joined as its chief executive in 1992 – a position he held until 1997 – will replace Ian Lenagan as chairman. In a statement, the EFL said that Parry was “one of the UK’S most experienced leaders in football” and would be tasked with “overseeing the growth and development of the EFL, with the aim of ensuring the continued strength of EFL competitions, commercial success and governance”.
Parry served as Liverpool chief executive between 1998 and 2009, overseeing their 2001 treble and 2005 Champions League win.
Debbie Jevans, who has been serving as chair since Lenagan’s departure, will return to an independent director role, with the hunt for a replacement for former chief executive Shaun Harvey ongoing.