Wigan chief backs David Gill and Rick Parry for FA role
By Saj Chowdhury
Parry and Gill have vast experience running football clubs
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has called for the Football Association to appoint either Rick Parry or David Gill as Lord Triesman's successor as its chairman.
Gill is Manchester United's chief executive while Parry held the same position at Liverpool.
"Gill and Parry both know how to run a big club. I like Parry in particular, he's a proper football man," Whelan told BBC Sport.
Ex-Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar has already thrown his hat into the ring.
Gill, who arrived at Old Trafford as financial director in 1997, is a highly respected figure within the game and has been chief executive of the Red Devils since Peter Kenyon left for Chelsea in 2003.
Despite his criticism of the Glazers prior to their takeover of United in 2005, Gill was retained as one of the club's key figures and the Red Knights, who have been linked with making a bid for the deposed Premier League champions, have indicated they would wish to keep the 52-year-old on.
Parry, who was Premier League chief executive between 1992 and 1998, left Liverpool in 2009 after 11 years at Anfield.
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