U-turn: Neil Hart turns his back on Huddersfield and return to Burnley as Chief Executive

18 December 2019

Photo: Getty Images Burnley lost their Chief Executive to EFL - but quickly made some internal promotions to make sure they have a management team in place when Dave Baldwin leaves in the summer next year. Pictured is Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City shoots as Ben Mee of Burnley attempts to block during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester City at Turf Moor on December 03, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

“I’ve never had this happen to me in 25 years of working in business. In many ways football is a unique industry, but this is not acceptable to me or to our Club,” says Huddersfield Chairman Phil Hodgkinson.

Burnley also promote Head of Football Operations, Matt Williams to Chief Operating Officer.

Kasper Kronenberg kk@offthepitch.com

Burnley, who lost their Chief Executive Dave Baldwin to EFL yesterday, have made a few swift changes to get a new leadership installed at Turf Moor.

Neil Hart, currently CEO of Burnley FC in the Community, will next year step up to become Chief Executive at the club.

Hart was announced as the new Chief Executive at Huddersfield Town just six days ago, but when offered the chance to be the number 1 at Turf Moor he decided to stay at Burnley.

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