Former Brighton and Hove Albion star and Bognor Regis Town boss on panel to recruit next FA chairman

A former Brighton and Hove Albion star and Bognor Regis Town boss Jack Pearce will be pivotal in recruiting the next FA chairman.

Derby first-team coach Liam Rosenior is part of a six-person panel who will oversee the process to recruit Greg Clarke’s successor as Football Association chairman.

The national governing body has outlined how it will work to identify the best candidate, with Rosenior – who was appointed to the FA’s inclusion advisory board earlier this year – among the group who will make the selection.

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The panel will be chaired by Stacey Cartwright, who is a non-executive independent director of the FA. The other panellists are interim FA chairman Peter McCormick and board members Rupinder Bains, Pearce and Kate Tinsley.

Jack Pearce

Clarke resigned over the language he used when referring to black players when he was talking about the racist abuse of players by trolls on social media to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee via video link.