Portsmouth appoint new chief executive

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Portsmouth today appointed David Lampitt, the Football Association's head of football integrity, as their new chief executive.

Lampitt takes over the role at the crisis club from Peter Storrie, who stepped down on March 12.

He will take up the post once his period of notice has been agreed with the FA.

FA chairman Lord Triesman told www.thefa.com: "David Lampitt has been with the FA for six years and has made an outstanding contribution to our regulatory obligations.

"It is a great tribute to him that one of our oldest and most famous clubs should look to his expertise and personal character to bring it through a time of great difficulty. Portsmouth's fans should take comfort in a wise long-sighted appointment, and I wish David every success."

Alex Horne, acting CEO of the FA, added: "We would like to wish David the very best in his new career, and we value his contribution to the organisation.

"We will be sad to see him leave once arrangements have been finalised with Portsmouth."

Portsmouth take on Tottenham in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday, but could be relegated from the Barclays Premier League before they take to the pitch if results go against them.

They are 14 points from safety with five games to play, having been deducted nine points on March 17 for going into administration.