England FA CEO Martin Glenn to quit role at end of 2018-19 season
The English Football Association (FA) has released a statement confirming that Martin Glenn has resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer, though he will remain in post until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Glenn, a former director at Leicester City, was appointed by the FA in March 2015 and oversaw the men's senior team's rise from a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign to a run to the World Cup semifinals this year in Russia.
The statement said that Glenn "helped create the culture around St. George's Park and the England teams which has led to an unprecedented period of success for elite teams across all age groups in tournaments" but that he has chosen to depart "having delivered much of what he came to do."
Glenn said: "When I accepted the role of CEO at The FA, I was tasked with improving the effectiveness of the organisation and making it financially secure.
"I also joined with the strong belief that the England team's performance in tournaments could and should improve, and that the experience of the millions of people who play football could be a better one.
"I will leave feeling proud of the success of the performance of all the England teams. I am confident that we have established in St. George's Park, a world class centre which will ensure that the teams will continue to build on their current successes. I hope that The FA will be able to build on this by accelerating the breakthrough of English qualified players into the first teams.
"Running The FA has been a huge honour and a privilege but I have only been able to achieve what I have been able to thanks to everyone who works here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my staff for their commitment and dedication to running our national game.
"Football has a role in society far bigger than the game itself and undeniably makes us richer on many levels whether it be mass participation for both men and increasingly women, or the tremendous global appeal of our professional game. It has been a pleasure playing a part in this wonderful game."
Chairman Greg Clarke added: "On behalf of the Board of The FA, I would like to thank Martin for building and leading a senior management team that has transformed our organisation."