Greg Dyke: Trainee M&S manager to FA Chairman

  • 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

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Greg Dyke to be FA chairman

The Football Association Board has today approved the nomination for Greg Dyke to be appointed Independent FA Chairman.