Blackpool Football Club has announced that Michael Bolingbroke has joined the Board as Executive Chairman.
The experienced football operator takes on the role having initially acted as a consultant to the Board.
A qualified chartered accountant, Bolingbroke became the first Chief Operating Officer of Manchester United in 2007, spending seven years at Old Trafford before heading to Inter Milan as Chief Executive in 2014.
As well as having a highly distinguished background in sport, he has also worked in similar positions across the entertainment industry.
Court Appointed Receiver Paul Cooper, of David Rubin & Partners, said:
“Michael Bolingbroke joining the Board as Executive Chairman makes a significant and positive statement about the future of Blackpool Football Club. Michael has worked at the highest levels of the game and his leadership, insight and expertise will be hugely beneficial as we now prepare for the sale process.”
Michael Bolingbroke added:
“I have been excited by the challenge here at Blackpool and look forward to further building on the work that the Board and myself have done so far, as we work with all stakeholders to help and enhance the club prior to sale.”