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Watford chairman Simpson resigns

Graham Simpson
Simpson took over as Watford chairman in 2002

Graham Simpson has resigned as chairman of Watford at the club's Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday, reports BBC Three Counties Radio.

Non-executive director Andrew Wilson will take over as chairman on an interim basis.

The EGM was called after a vote of no confidence in the board was proposed by former directors Jimmy and Vince Russo.

The proposal was withdrawn ahead of the meeting and no vote taken as Simpson ended his six-year spell at the club.

He became chairman in September 2002 and initially steered the club away from the threat of administration.

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He revealed in July that he was willing to sell the club, but always stated that he would remain at Vicarage Road until a new buyer could be found.

His departure continues the turmoil at the Hornets, which saw Elton John, who was critical of Simpson's regime, give up his position as life president and former manager Aidy Boothroyd part company with the club by mutual consent last month.

Simpson appointed Chelsea youth-team coach Brendan Rodgers as Boothroyd's replacement only a week before his resignation.

Rodgers began his managerial reign on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at home to bottom club Doncaster.



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see also
Elton quits as Watford president
06 Nov 08 |  Watford
Boothroyd needed break - Simpson
04 Nov 08 |  Watford
Boothroyd & Watford part company
03 Nov 08 |  Watford


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