Thursday 28 December 2017 11:58, UK
Charlton Athletic chief executive Katrien Meire has announced she will be leaving her role at the end of the month.
Meire, a lawyer by trade, has been with the League One club since January 2014 and was also given a role on the FA Council back in 2016.
But Meire's time at The Valley has been overshadowed by supporter protests against her and the club's owner Roland Duchatelet, who also confirmed on Thursday that talks are continuing about a takeover.
Meire said: "This has personally been a very difficult decision to make as I love working for the club with all the terrific staff at The Valley and Sparrows Lane but I believe I need a new challenge.
"I'm very grateful for my time here at Charlton. I wish the fans, staff and club every success and I will always keep an eye out for the results."
Duchatelet added: "It is with regret that the board of directors accepted Katrien's resignation earlier this month. I want to thank Katrien for her loyal service and commitment. We are sorry to see her go and wish her well for the future.
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"We will now be reviewing our management structure. Katrien will leave at the end of this month but we're not looking to directly replace her as we're currently in talks with various interested parties regarding a potential takeover of the club.
"In the meantime, both Richard Murray and myself will take up a more active role, with Richard liaising with the current senior management team regarding the daily management of the club."