By Tamhas Woods: Perry Deakin has resigned from his post as Chief Executive of Port Vale Football Club.
Although Mr Deakin was not available to comment on his resignation he did speak out earlier in the week about recent events at Vale Park.
“Over the last two or three months I have accepted advice from certain individuals at the club about what is best for Port Vale,” he explained.
“I am extremely upset and angry about the position I have been placed in through no fault of my own.
“It is an impossible position.”
This development follows a period of unrest amongst a group of supporters who have been calling for the resignation of the current board, and the appointment of Mo Chaudry as majority shareholder.
The recent collapse of an alleged investment deal with American company Blue Sky International provoked anger and disapproval amongst many supporters.
Following Mr Deakin’s resignation, Pete Williams, Chairman of Port Vale Supporters’ Club said: “Supporters have lost faith in the board following the club’s share dealings and the Blue Sky deal.
“The only way forward is for all the directors to resign and an interim board be appointed.”
Mr Deakin will also relinquish his status as club director, leaving £100,000 worth of shares. It has not yet been decided how these shares will be distributed.