Clegg Appointed Badminton Chief Thursday, 9th May 2013 09:55
Former Town chief executive Simon Clegg has been appointed the new chairman of Great Britain Badminton. Clegg left his role with the Blues in February and has since been working as a consultant to Madrid’s bid to stage the 2020 Olympic Games and will continue in that role.
Graeme Finch, GB Badminton interim chairman, said: “Simon’s understanding and contacts within the world of high performance sport both domestically and internationally are almost unparalleled.
“His leadership skills and clarity of vision will considerably strengthen GB Badminton as we strive for future success.”
Clegg added: “I am delighted and flattered to have been invited to lead GB Badminton through to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
“I am under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge ahead in what is a highly competitive sport but it is a challenge that I am extremely excited by.
“Having personally witnessed British Badminton medals in previous Games, I look forward to being part of the team here and working with all the stakeholders, particularly UK Sport, the BOA and the home country associations, to give our players the best possible support in their quest for Olympic success.”
I'm not sure that being chief of a sport like badminton even compares with being chief exec at a club like Ipswich, shows his level I feel. Marcus Evans learning curve along the way towards getting things right at Ipswich, appointing completely the wrong people in the first place. I will wish him luck I suppose but he was not the right person for a job in football, however it's all good now and I'm once again confident for the future.
Clegg wasn't as bad as people make him out to be. He did sign over 60 players either on loan or permanently so he did know how to close a deal. A few players choice not to sign but we don't actually know if those players wanted too much money. His not his fault that Keane, Jewell and Magilton brought (in the main) very average players.
He did come up with some rubbish - especially the academy grading - but I do wish him luck.
FFS, some of you kids still harping on about Clegg, get over it. The bloke did his best for us, wasn't good enough and finally moved on. Show some class and wish him all the best and leave the silly remarks to some of our mentally challenged so called footballers.