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Foxes bring in Whelan and Capper as part of restructure

Leicester City Football Club has appointed Susan Whelan as chief executive officer and Simon Capper as finance director to replace Lee Hoos and Mark Johnson respectively.

The restructuring also sees head of football operations and director of football administration Andrew Neville take on the role of football director in addition to his current roles.

Whelan, the Foxes' first female CEO, has been with the npower Championship side since joining the board in December 2010 after Asia Football Investments takeover.

Speaking to the club’s official site, Whelan said:  "One of the biggest challenges we face will be making the club self-sufficient.

"To even attempt to do this we must work with the local community, the supporters and businesses, whilst creating a venue that people choose to use throughout the week and not just on matchdays. This will build upon the work we are currently doing to improve the supporter experience, which has begun with the implementation of video screens at the stadium. This is just the start of our plans.

"I believe that we are assembling a talented collection of staff, both on and off the field, supporting the owners' commitment to excellence, so we have much reason for optimism. We have the foundations set in place for success, but it is now important that everyone continues to work hard, both individually and collectively, to deliver success as we enter an exciting new era at Leicester City."

Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn added: "Susan, Simon and Andrew will all form an integral part of the leadership and direction of the club."

 

Scott Hobro

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