Ebbsfleet United have announced that former player Dean Pooley is to join the club’s Board of Directors. Pooley, 31, will also take on the role of Executive Vice Chairman, replacing Peter Varney who will step down from that role immediately after next Saturday’s FA Trophy match versus Warrington Town.

New Ebbsfleet United executive vice chairman Dean Pooley (left) with the man he is replacing, Peter Varney.

This change in the club’s structure will also see Peter Varney step down as an EUFC director.

Chairman Abdulla Al Humaidi said, “I would like to thank Peter for his management of the club over the past five years during which period much has been achieved. I am delighted that Dean has accepted our invitation to join the EUFC board. He has played a key role in the development of our new main stand and has increasingly played an important role in other key aspects of our business and it is important for us to have succession policies in all areas of our business going forward.

Dean Pooley said, “I never imagined when I retired from playing that two years later I would find myself in the boardroom of a football club that I have such a passion for. I can’t wait to get started in my new role and I would like to think I can bring a fresh pair of eyes to the way we operate across all areas of the club and I have so many ideas I want to put into practice to move this club forward.

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