Arsenal football club has confirmed that Sir Chips Lindsey Keswick has retired from his position as the club’s chairman.
The 80-year-old Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick held the position as the club’s chairman for seven years, having been on the Arsenal board since 2005.
Sir Keswick has backed Arsenal to ’emerge strongly’ from the coronavirus crisis under the chairmanship rule of the Kroenkes. He stated as follows;
“It has been an honour to be the chairman of this great football club. Arsenal has always held a special place in my life and that will remain the case in the future.
“I made my plan to retire at the end of this season clear to the board, before the global health crisis we are now experiencing.
“The club is in safe hands with Stan and Josh, the board and the executive team. I know Arsenal will emerge strongly from this situation and I look forward, like all our supporters around the world, to seeing the team in action as soon as possible.”
A lifelong Arsenal fan, Keswick did not see his side win the Premier League since he joined the board but they have won the FA Cup four times since 2005.