Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - League One Ipswich Town are under new ownership with chairman Mike O'Leary and Mark Ashton former colleagues

Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - League One Ipswich Town are under new ownership with chairman Mike O'Leary and Mark Ashton former colleagues

Bristol news  Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com
08 April 2021 - 10:30

Breaking News ! Ipswich Town chairman Mike O'Leary has claimed the club are looking at a number of options in terms of appointing a UK-based CEO with Bristol City chief Mark Ashton widely understood to be favourite for the role at Portman Road. O'Leary was named as the new Tractor Boys chairman on Wednesday following the completed takeover of the League One club by Gamechanger Ltd who comprise a number of American investors. Ashton and O'Leary have worked together previously at Oxford United and are former business associates with the Athletic first reporting in February that the Robins CEO was wanted by the incoming owners. On Wednesday, in an official statement on the Ipswich website, it was detailed that Gamechanger will be appointing a UK-based CEO with the East Anglian Daily Times stating that man is "likely to be Ashton". Read More Related Articles Bristol City news and transfers live: Nottingham Forest build-up, Nigel Pearson latest Read More Related Articles The Bristol City dilemma at the heart of Steve Lansdown's decision over Nigel Pearson's future Speaking to the EADT, O'Leary said most of the day-to-day running of the club will be conducted by the incoming CEO but refused to be drawn on the identity of their preferred candidate. "I’ve said as much as I really want to about the CEO recruitment," he said. "We’ve got a process underway and we’ve got people we’re looking at. There is timing for when we can recruit which really hinges on circumstances for the people we are examining. "I know Mark very well, have done for a long time and he’s a good guy. But I’m not going to speculate on people further at this point.

." He also added to ITFC.co.uk : “We hope to make an appointment at some point soon. I can’t be more specific than that because you can never be sure of the process. "It could be a week or two, it could be a month or so but as soon as we can make the right appointment, we will.” Sign up for our City newsletter All the latest news, views, interviews, gossip and analysis concerning Bristol City, delivered straight to your inbox, every day at 12:00. It's completely free and you can sign up HERE Ashton has been responsible for the day-to-day running of Bristol City since January 2016 where he has become an influential figure across all aspects of the club but also divisive one, particularly among the fanbase. He retains the respect and trust of owner Steve Lansdown, who speaking to BBC Radio Bristol in February, said: "Mark gets a lot of stick from fans, but it's unjustified. "Mark's an easy target, but I can tell you now that Mark works so hard for this football club, he deserves a lot of praise for what he's done"

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Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Ipswich chairman outlines CEO situation amid links to Robins chief Mark Ashton MetiNews.Com

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