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Last Updated: Monday, 10 September 2007, 12:30 GMT 13:30 UK
Wilkinson and Moore leave County
Howard Wilkinson
Wilkinson was caretaker manager of England after Kevin Keegan quit
Howard Wilkinson has resigned his position as technical director of Notts County - hours after chairman Jeff Moore announced his own departure.

Wilkinson managed the Magpies in 1982/83 before spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds and Sunderland, and a stint as the FA's technical director.

He returned as a non-executive director of County in 2004, becoming technical director in June 2006.

But the club announced on Monday afternoon that he had resigned.

606: DEBATE
Fellow director Joanna Adams - former commercial director of the Football Conference who had been on the Notts board since June - submitted her notice of resignation at the same time as Wilkinson.

The duo's resignations came on the same day that Moore revealed that he would relinquish the chairmanship once the shareholders and board had elected his successor.

"When I was first approached to become chairman at the end of the 2005-06 season, I was surprised and flattered," Moore told County's website.

I no longer feel it is fair to Notts County to continue as chairman while being unable to afford the requisite amount of time

Departing Notts County chairman Jeff Moore
"But my position as chief executive of the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) is a full-time role.

"I no longer feel it is fair to Notts County to continue as chairman while being unable to afford the requisite amount of time."

County have also launched a five-year business plan entitled "Vision 2012", in which the club is aiming to reach the Championship within five years.

SEE ALSO
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Adams joins board at Meadow Lane
29 Jun 07 |  Notts County
Trio depart board at Notts County
06 Feb 07 |  Notts County
Wilkinson has big role at Magpies
17 Jun 06 |  Notts County
Wilkinson handed new Magpies role
13 Jun 06 |  Notts County
Chairman Moore makes Magpies vow
19 May 06 |  Notts County
Notts County appoint new chairman
08 May 06 |  Notts County
Wilkinson returns to Notts County
30 Dec 04 |  Notts County
Sunderland sack Wilkinson
10 Mar 03 |  Sunderland
Wilkinson takes Sunderland job
10 Oct 02 |  Sunderland
Wilkinson quits as Under-21 coach
29 Jun 01 |  Football


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