Anson Tight-Lipped Over Potential BOA Non-Exec. Role

April 6, 2011

Andy Anson, former chief of England’s failed 2018 World Cup campaign, has remained tight-lipped over suggestions that he is close to being appointed as a non-executive director of the British Olympic Association (BOA).

Anson has been involved in various consultancy projects since the decision made by FIFA, December 2, that ended England’s hopes of staging the World Cup·for the first time since 1966.

Earlier this year the BOA advertised for two non-executive directors, one understood to be financial, the other commercial and according to The Guardian, Anson, a former Manchester United commercial director, is being hunted for his commercial expertise.

The BOA made a post-tax loss in 2008 of US$2.4m.

Anson, who would neither confirm nor deny his reported imminent BOA role, still believes the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption exposé orchestrated by elements of the English media ultimately did for England’s chances.