Sheffield Wednesday fill important executive post with Liam Dooley

Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Liam Dooley as their first chief operating officer in more than three years.

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In recent years there has been a growing trend towards executives and footballing expertise in the club's off-field management being replaced by unnamed advisers, concentrating more power in the hands of chairman/owner Dejphon Chansiri.

The Thai businessman has taken a step to address that by promoting Dooley to oversee the operational structure of the club. He starts work immediately.

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Retail, ticketing, hospitality and catering all fall under his remit, and he has been tasking with generating more revenue at Hillsborough.

Dooley has been a commercial director at the club since March 2019, combining the role with a similar one at Chansiri's Elev8 energy drinks company.

As well as being chairman and owner of the club, Chansiri is listed as its only director.

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