The English Football Association has nominated Debbie Hewitt, a female leader, to replace an unliked former manager over gender inequality.

Iran PressEurope: The experienced businesswoman is set to join the English FA in January, 14 months after Greg Clarke resigned in the fallout from making offensive comments on race and gender at a parliamentary hearing.

Hewitt said in an FA statement she would "relish the opportunity to chair an organization that has the potential to be a very positive force for good throughout the game and across society."

The FA said its ruling council will be asked to formally ratify Hewitt's appointment at a July 22 meeting.


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