Profile: Greg Clarke: Anatomy of a football suicide 

10 November 2020

Greg Clarke
Photo: PA Images Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) shakes hands with FA chairman Greg Clarke after the UEFA Champions League Final at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid. On the righ is chairman at Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Levy.

FA chairman resigns after politically incorrect Parliamentary horror show.

Corporate high-flier had mixed record in football: administration at Leicester, moderate success at EFL, gaffe ridden tenure at FA.

Clarke’s authority had diminished in recent weeks over his role in Project Big Picture.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

“What a day for dinosaurs,” mused one of the country’s leading sportswriters as the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport concluded its periodic grilling of English football’s leaders.

Gunnersaurus is back. And Greg Clarke has been allowed out in public again.”

The session had become a free-for-all, with the bad tempered chairman, Julian Flint, invoking party politics and other MPs either badly unprepared or wildly deviating from the purpose of the session. 

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