Premier League opts for status quo on FA Council

Norwich City chief executive David McNally. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City chief executive David McNally. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City chief executive David McNally has reportedly missed out on being one of seven Premier League representatives on the FA Council.

McNally and his Liverpool counterpart Ian Ayre were the two to lose in a ballot of top-flight clubs on Friday, for the council whose representatives extend across all levels and interests in English football – tasked with ensuring the health of the sport.

In the end the seven representatives on the council for last season will continue for 2013-14. Last season's Premier League representatives were Chelsea's David Barnard, Margaret Byrne of Sunderland, Mark Collins at Fulham, Spurs' Darren Eales, Aston Villa chief Paul Faulkner, Ivan Gazidis at Arsenal and outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill.