Rochdale Chief Executive Leaves Spotland

James Mason Linked to Bradford City Return 

Rochdale Football Club have this afternoon confirmed that as part of a boardroom reshuffle, James Mason has stepped down from his role as the club’s chief executive to focus on his own sports agency business, despite all the stories on social media it is not thought he will return to Bradford City.

The announcement came today as part of a statement from Andrew Kilpatrick, who is due to take over as chairman at Spotland from Chris Dunphy at the end of the month. the statement read, “Our current chief executive James Mason will step down from his role to focus on his own sports agency business and other opportunities that have been presented to him in recent weeks, however the club will continue to use his expertise as an executive consultant going forward. We would like to thank James for his professionalism and commitment to the role making a positive impact in a short space of time. He and his family will always be welcome at Rochdale AFC.”

The former Bantams chief operating officer could be interested in a return to Valley Parade following news this week that chairman Edin Rahic has left the club. Mason left in the summer after appearing to be sidelined by Rahic and set up sports agency Five Nine before being appointed chief executive in a consultative role in October.  Former owner Julian Rhodes has since returned to the club appointed interim chief executive this week, which could make it easier for Mason to return to the club he supports. 

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