On Sunday evening, it was revealed and understood that Charlton Athletic CEO, Katrien Meire, has been appointed to the FA Council, as an EFL representative.
It is not ambiguous or hidden to the footballing community, the turmoil and dismay at Charlton Athletic, since Roland Duchatelet and Katrien Meire occupied the reigns at the South East London side.
However it seems that the Chief Executive, and Duchatelet’s right-hand woman has secured herself a seat on the Football Association Council.
Katrien Meire is now not only responsible for the operations of the Addicks (along with Russell Slade), but is now additionally responsible for representing and communicating the needs and concerns of the English Football League on the Football Association Council.
A statement following the new EFL appointments, said the following.
“The FA’s Management Team, working together with The FA Board, Council and staff, aims to deliver an effective and professional organisation for the greater good of English football.
“The FA consists of a permanent staff, predominantly based at its headquarters at Wembley Stadium.”
The Chief Executive faced heavy protests and revolts against her leadership at the Addicks last season, and if the defeats continue after Bury on Saturday, no doubt the protests and revolt from last season, will endure once more.
Many Charlton fans are infuriated and shocked at Meire’s appointment, and have taken to Twitter to communicate their concerns.
— Matt White (@Matt_CAFC) August 7, 2016
How does katrien Meire keep her job at #Cafc AND get another in football when she's a complete and utter failure?! Fuming 😡😡
— Talia (@missvalleyfloyd) August 7, 2016
— Phil Parry (@philcparry) August 7, 2016
— Lewis Catt (@LewisCatt9) August 7, 2016
— John Taylor (@JDT147) August 7, 2016
— Dean Gard (@Gardy104) August 7, 2016
— Thomas Roper (@tomroper87) August 7, 2016
— StaplehurstAddick (@valleyman1973) August 7, 2016