Chairman of English FA to stand down

Greg Dyke (AFP)
Greg Dyke (AFP)

London - The head of English football says he will not stand for re-election this year because of the "inevitable discord" that will be created as he attempts to push through reform programs.

Greg Dyke will leave as chairman of the Football Association in July after three years in the position.

Dyke says in a statement Thursday that he is "probably not the best person to pick up the pieces" if his governance reform measures for English football are passed.

Dyke said "whichever way the vote goes on reform, I think the FA will need more of a conciliatory figure than me to build on what has been achieved."

He says English football is in a better place financially, administratively and from a coaching standpoint than before he took over in 2013.

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