Barnsley fans react on Twitter to CEO Ben Mansford leaving for Leeds United

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

Ben Mansford has left Barnsley for Leeds.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds UnitedA general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road 

Leeds United announced on Monday they have appointed a new chief executive, the club confirmed via it's official website.

Ben Mansford joined from newly promoted Barnsley, who will take on the Whites home and away next season.

Leeds had been without a chief executive since Adam Pearson resigned last Autumn, and Mansford's arrival gives them greater structure off the field, hopefully leading to more success on it.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino now has less responsibility to take on at the club

Mansford had spent three years at Barnsley, and local MP Michale Dugher (Barnsley East) even took to Twitter to express his sadness at the CEO's departure.

 

Barnsley fans had not been given any warning about Mansford's departure, and it seemed to catch them by surprise, which is understandable given the recent promotion success they have enjoyed.

Fans were quick to express their views on Twitter about Mansford moving on, offering a range of views, including worry whether the club will be able to hang on to their star players...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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