Dave Pugh

Liverpool CEO Announces Departure From Role in Early 2021

Dave Pugh to depart County FA on 31 January 2021.

Liverpool County FA Chief Executive Officer Dave Pugh has announced that he is to step down from the position on 31 January 2021, bringing to an end an incredible 14-year tenure.

Speaking of the announcement, Dave said: “I would like to start by thanking everyone for their support and friendship over my tenure as Chief Executive Officer.

“To every member of staff that I have worked with during my time with the Association, I want to place on record my appreciation for their work, dedication and professionalism during a lengthy spell that has delivered many successes and plenty of challenges. I consider you all firm friends and, to our current team, I will miss you all.

“We are a very special region when it comes to football, unlike any other in my opinion. That is reflected in practically every person that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting involved in the game locally. To each and every person that works to provide football to those in Liverpool, thank you for your support and for everything you do to keep the game going.

“After 14 years of being in a privileged position, during which the county’s reputation has grown both locally and nationally.

“I’m looking forward to being able to spend more time with my wife, Sharon, and my grandchildren. Stepping down from the role will also provide an opportunity for somebody else to take this great county to even higher heights. 

“There’s no doubt that the county is going through a difficult time at present, arguably tougher than the vast majority of the country during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. 

“However, the one thing I know about Liverpool is that we’re a strong, resilient city that will come together to beat anything. Grassroots football can play a big part in maintaining normality in a strange time – and between now and the end of my tenure, I look forward to working with our community to navigate our way through this uncertain, before handing over to somebody we feel confident can oversee the start of a new era.”

Whilst Dave will be departing his role as Chief Executive Officer, he will remain with Liverpool County FA as a member of the Board of Directors and is looking forward to the new challenges that this role will provide.