SAFC CEO, Jim Rodwell, has left the club as part of the KLD takeover. Presumably, the new regime will bring a replacement in with a CV that doesn’t include playing non-league football and working at Scunthorpe United. To be fair to Rodwell, he worked at SAFC during a dark period where the club was in limbo and up for sale. Soon after he arrived the season was suspended, then Stewart Donald stepped down as chairman and no fans were allowed to attend throughout his tenure.
Rodwell said: “It was an honour to be appointed CEO of such an iconic club and I will always be grateful for the opportunity Stewart Donald gave me. I also want to thank the Board and staff at SAFC for the support they have given me during some exceptionally difficult times. It will always be a sadness that I did not get to experience a full and buzzing Stadium of Light as CEO – but the supporters who I have met during my time in the city have only reaffirmed what a wonderful support base the club is so fortunate to have. I am in no doubt that with control being transferred to Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, whose family have a stellar track record in football club ownership, those fans can look forward to a bright future.”
Kyril Louis-Dreyfus said: “I would like to thank Jim for the support that he has given me during the sale process. His integrity and professionalism have been much in evidence, and the good leadership he has displayed in maintaining the stability of the club during the Covid-19 pandemic should also be recognised. We all wish him well for the future.”