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Video: I’m running things now – Penney

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Sporting director Dave Penney has been explaining his revised role at York City and the procedures set in place up to the end of this month – when the deadline expires for prospective buyers of the club.

The 53-year-old Yorkshireman is now a member of a revised four-man board alongside Steven Kilmartin (Managing Director), Ian McAndrew (Stadium Development Director) and Richard Adams (Marketing and Communications Director) following the recent departures of chairman Jason McGill and his CEO Jackie McNamara.

As a result, the former Doncaster Rovers and Oldham Athletic chief won’t now be assuming any assistant-manager duties on matchdays to current boss Martin Gray.

“We’re carrying on as we are,” Penney told BBC Radio York. “I’ll probably become more of a spokesperson for the club, giving the communication out to the supporters, media and the press on probably a regular basis

“My role has slightly changed,” he admitted. “I was fetched in as a sporting director, although I wasn’t a board member. Obviously I got asked by Steven Kilmartin to become part of a new board. We had a first board meeting yesterday to get together and clarify a few things – until 30th April and we know where we are in terms of the deadline for interest in the club is past.

“Then as a board we really push ahead with making major decisions. It was put in place that I would look after the club on a day-to-day basis, so the majority of things will come through me. If it’s a real big decision that we feel the board need to get involved in, then we’ll obviously have a board meeting.”

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