University of York Chancellor named as new FA Chairman

Greg Dyke has been unanimously voted in as Chairman of the Football Association Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Chancellor of the University of York has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the Football Association.

Greg Dyke, who was Director General of the BBC, has been Chancellor at York since 2004. The 65-year-old also has a strong background in football. He was a director at Manchester United in the late 90s, and has been non-executive Chairman of boyhood club Brentford since 2006.

Dyke will take up his new role with the FA on July 13th.