Manchester United chief executive David Gill is new FA vice-chairman
Last Updated: October 18, 2012 6:16pm
David Gill has been formally appointed as a vice-chairman of the Football Association.
The Manchester United chief executive replaces Sir Dave Richards as one of two vice-chairmen, alongside Roger Burden, after his promotion was ratified at a meeting of the FA Council.
The move strengthens Gill's standing in the English game ahead of his campaign to win a place on the UEFA Executive Committee at next May's elections.
The 55-year-old said: "I'm delighted to have been appointed vice-chairman of the Football Association.
"The health and success of the Football Association is vital to the future of the game in England and I hope to justify the board's faith in me by helping to shape discussions and actions to deliver that."
Gill has been on the FA board for the past six years.