Morecambe FC in talks with China amid boardroom shake-up

Peter McGuigan.
Peter McGuigan.

Morecambe FC has announced a major shake-up at boardroom level and a future link-up with China.

The club said there would be “future developments in China” in an announcement on its website.

But a spokesman for the club would not elaborate on what these developments are.

Chairman Peter McGuigan also hinted at a Chinese link-up at the recent club shirt sponsors gala draw.

An announcement with more information is expected to be made in due course.

In the boardroom reshuffle, Mr McGuigan has taken on the extra role of chief executive while director Nigel Adams has been appointed the club’s new vice-chairman.

Commercial director Mark Dixon has been promoted to the new role of general manager and director Mark Mace has taken on responsibility for overseeing youth development at board level.

Mr McGuigan said: “I will now have more involvement at the club as we embark on a period of further development.

“The changes reflect a further strengthening of the board for the challenges ahead and we have also strengthened our commitment towards youth development. I wish everyone every success in their new roles.”

Mr Adams joined the Shrimps board in February 2012. He said he was “delighted and honoured” to accept the vice-chairman role which has been vacant since the departure of Graham Hodgson in March 2013.

Mr Dixon, who will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the club and the China project, said: “We will look to promote Morecambe Football Club to a wider community both on and off the field and we will shortly be announcing a further strengthening of the organisation reflecting our commitment to do so.”

Mr Mace’s new duties are in addition to his role as director responsible for player management and back room staff contracts.

The news came as Stewart Drummond signed a one-year extension as a player and became Head of Youth at the club.