Arsenal chief Gazidis takes on new roles in UEFA

11:49 29 November 2012

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS


Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been appointed to two influential posts within UEFA, European football’s governing body.

The 48-year-old, who last year earned £2.1million from his post at the Emirates Stadium, has been named by the European Club Association (ECA) as its representative on UEFA’s primary policy-making body - the UEFA professional strategy council.

As a consequence of that appointment, Gazidis will also take up a seat on the ECA executive board.

The ECA represents the interests of Europe’s top 207 teams, which includes 10 sides from the Premier League.

Gazidis said: “I am delighted to be joining these important groups which are hugely influential in the future direction of the game in Europe.

“I am looking forward to representing the top European clubs in many important debates as we move ahead.”

ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: “Ivan’s experience and distinct football knowledge will add a lot of value to ECA and European club football as a whole.”

The appointments come following the decision of Manchester United chief executive David Gill to step down from his position on the ECA executive board.

Related articles


Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:15
John Ryder (right) in action against Nick Blackwell in ttheir British middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena in May

John Ryder’s trainer is hoping a new nutritional regime can revitalise the Islington star’s career as he prepares for his comeback fight this weekend.

Yesterday, 12:21
Arsenal Ladies' Jordan Nobbs battles with Kathleen Radtke of Manchester City Women (right) during the Gunners' 1-0 win in the Continental Cup

Midfielder Jordan Nobbs is determined to finish her frustrating season on a high by helping the Gunners to regain the Continental Cup.

Wed, 16:05
Jordan Grannum (red shorts) defeats William Warburton at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington welterweight Jordan Grannum made a successful start to his professional career as he eased to a comfortable points win over William Warburton at York Hall.

Wed, 16:00
Highgate Harriers' Andy Maud. Pic: Dieter Perry

Andy Maud stole the show in only his second appearance for Highgate Harriers on Saturday, recording the best time of all the club runners at the National Six Stage Road Relays.

Wed, 15:50
Mile End (dark blue) lost 3-1 to Shakespeare in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League.

Mile End remain top of the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division despite losing 3-1 against a rejuvenated Shakespeare.

Wed, 15:46
Judo player Luca Veras (left) with Sensei Basil Dawkins

Islington youngster Luca Veras claimed his third consecutive gold medal on Sunday since graduating to red belt level in the summer.

Mon, 13:10
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Manchester United

What we predicted

Mon, 07:00
Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and Manchester United's Ashley Young battle for the ball (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Hector Bellerin after the full-back’s excellent performance in the win over Manchester United.

Most read sport


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Digital Edition

Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder