Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has resigned for personal reasons.
Prince Musaad became the Premier League‘s youngest chairman in September 2019 when appointed by his father-in-law and club owner Prince Abdullah at the age of 26.
He leaves his post with the Blades bottom of the Premier League table having collected only 14 points from 31 matches this season. They are 18 points adrift of safety.
Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has resigned
The 28-year-old, the youngest chairman in the Premier League, stepped down for personal reasons
Sheffield United announced the news of their chairman’s resignation on Friday evening
Manager Chris Wilder departed the club last month after almost five years in the job in which he guided them from League One to the Premier League.
In a club statement released on Friday night, Prince Abdullah said: ‘On behalf of the board of directors, I offer our thanks to Prince Musaad for his efforts, he has made a valuable contribution to the development of the football club.’
The outgoing chairman, meanwhile, spoke of his pride at having held the position.
‘It has been an absolute pleasure and a real privilege to be chairman of this great club and I have always tried to uphold the values of the club and act as a true custodian,’ he said.
Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah appointed his son-in-law as chairman in 2019
‘I would like to thank Prince Abdullah for giving me the opportunity to be chairman of Sheffield United Football Club. I also thank the board, Stephen Bettis, and the vice-presidents for their support throughout my tenure.’
‘As I move on there are many who I want to thank. Foremost you the fans, who have given me so many great memories, especially in our first season back in the Premier League. You truly are the best.
‘My sincere thanks also to all who work hard at the club; the employees, the backroom staff, and the players. We have good people working at the club and I am very proud that I had the pleasure to work with you all.
The Bramall Lane club are bottom of the Premier League table and 18 points from safety
‘To say I am disappointed of how things turned out this season is an understatement. I have great faith that we have a bright future and I look forward to seeing everyone back at Bramall Lane in good health and cheering on our Blades.
‘It was an honour to be chairman of Sheffield United, and I wish my successor the very best.
‘Good luck and God Bless.’
Vice chairman Yusuf Giansiracusa will take on the role of interim chairman.
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