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- Greg Dyke was born in Hillingdon, London in 1947
- He became the BBC’s Director-General in January 2000
- He was forced to resign four years later in the aftermath of the Hutton inquiry
- Dyke has previously worked as a trainee manager at Marks & Spencers, a local newspaper journalist and a TV researcher
- He has had successful spells in charge of TV-am, LWT and Pearson
The 65-year-old has a long background in Football including spells as director of Manchester United in the late 90s and as non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club
Greg Dyke has a long background in football. He was a Director of Manchester United in the late nineties and since 2006 he has been non-executive Chairman of Brentford Football Club, the team he supported as a boy.
The Football Association has confirmed former BBC boss Greg Dyke will be its next Chairman.
The appointment will take effect from Saturday 13 July.