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Off field changes at the Lane

7 December 2015

The Blades have announced a number of off-the-field changes aimed at strengthening the board, and adding a strong local voice.


Joining the board with immediate effect are accomplished and well-known Sheffield City Region businessmen David Green and Martin Green.


David Green, owner of Renishaw-based Green Piling Ltd, is a previous Chairman and Honorary Vice Chairman. He becomes Vice Chairman with responsibly for Football Operations. His new role will see him chair the Club's Technical Board, which directs football recruitment at all levels.


Martin Green, owner of Barlborough-based Redtooth Ltd., and currently a Club Vice President, joins as Vice Chairman for Commercial and Administration. He will oversee all commercial, administrative, and non-football affairs at the Club.


Simon Westbury, of Sheffield United Limited, will, until the end of the current financial year, become acting administration manager overseeing day-to-day administration of the Club under the direction of Martin Green.


Carl Shieber, also of Sheffield United Limited, joins the Technical Board as its Player Contract Negotiation Manager. Carl has performed this role for the Club admirably in the past.


Managing Director Malachy Brannigan, who has served the Club faithfully and with distinction for nearly two years, leaves the Club with immediate effect. The Board places on record it thanks to Mr. Brannigan for his enthusiasm, positivity, energy and for his devotion to and sacrifice for the Club throughout his service. The Board wishes Mr. Brannigan well in his new endeavours.


Commenting on the changes, Co-Chairmen Kevin McCabe and Jim Phipps said:


"To get Sheffield United back on track, change is needed. We know and trust David and Martin. We value their opinions and know they will be unflinching in helping us confront the need to change within the Club. We hope supporters welcome these appointments together with Simon and Carl, to get this great Club back where we all want it to be."


David Green (left) and Martin Green