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Khun Aiyawatt succeeds father as new chairman of Leicester City

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The son of the former chairman of Leicester City who died in a helicopter crash has become the new chairman of the club.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha succeeds his father, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, while his brother, Apichet takes the role of Vice Chairman.

Khun Vichai was killed with four others when his helicopter crashed to the ground shortly after leaving Leicester City's stadium after a match on October 27th last year.

Speaking about his new appointment, Khun Aiyawatt said:

It is a privilege to become the next Chairman of this great club and to lead the Leicester City family into the next chapter of what has already been an extraordinary story.

– Khun Aiyawatt - Leicester City Chairman

The Srivaddhanaprabha family have wholly owned Leicester City for ten seasons, with Khun Aiyawatt becoming the 31st chairman in the history of the club.

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