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Following the news that Geoff Thompson, who has represented the FA in the role since 2009, will step down next May, the governing body has nominated the Red Devils boardmember

The FA Board have named Manchester United chief executive David Gill as their candidate to join next year’s Uefa Executive Committee.

The move comes after news that Geoff Thompson, who has represented the FA in the role since 2009, will step down next May.

Eight seats are up for grabs on the committee, with president Michel Platini at the helm.

A statement on the governing body’s official website read: “The FA Board on Thursday agreed to nominate David Gill as its candidate for the upcoming UEFA Executive Committee membership election.

“Gill, Chief Executive of Manchester United Football Club and an FA Board member, has been proposed ahead of next year’s elections at UEFA Congress in London.

Geoff Thompson, who has represented The FA on UEFA’s Executive Committee since 2000, steps down in May leaving a vacant position for an elected representative.”

Gill joined Manchester United in 1997, and became their chief executive in 2003.

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