Greg Dyke, the former director general of the BBC, has been appointed the new chairman of the Football Association after he was unanimously approved by the board.
Dyke, the non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club, will take over from David Bernstein in July.
Despite a high-profile career in the broadcast industry, including managing director of London Weekend Television, Dyke, 65, also has a background in football. He was a director of Manchester United from 1997-99 and has held his role at Brentford since 2006.
An FA statement Wednesday said: “The Football Association Board has today unanimously approved the nomination for Greg Dyke to be appointed independent FA chairman.”