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Leicester City star signs for non league

Ex Leicester City chief executive Barrie Pierpoint has joined junior football outfit Asfordby Amateurs.

The junior football club are set to elect Pierpoint as chairman in a bid to become the first local club to achieve FA Development status.

Committee member Simon Atherley said Pierpoint, who held the Leicester City hotseat from 1990 to 2000, is likely to be the sole candidate for the position.

Atherley first met Pierpoint through business connections during his Filbert Street days. but had not seen him for several years when sanctioned by Amateurs to make the approach.

He said: “The club needed someone at the top level who is as used to business as they are to running a football club. We invited Barrie to come down and have a chat, we took a vote and decided he was the man for the job.

“The talks we have already held with Barrie have been very positive and we’re looking forward to welcoming him officially on board on March 30.

“We remain very grateful for all the work Ian has carried out in a voluntary capacity over many years and are pleased he remains only a phone call away. It is people such as Ian who have kept this club going over the years and helped us become a Charter Standard

Atherley hopes the three football clubs will one day join forces and combine to buy the facility for themselves.

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