The Professional Footballers’s Association are ‘set to unveil former Brighton forward Maheta Molango as chief executive’ after independent advisory panel recommends the Swiss lawyer to replace Gordon Taylor
- The PFA will announce Switzerland-born Maheta Molango as chief executive
- The former Brighton forward has been recommended by an independent panel
- Appointment sees former chairman Ben Purkiss and Gareth Farrelly overlooked
The Professional Footballers’ Association are set to name Maheta Molango as their new chief executive.
The Swiss-born forward studied law after leaving the professional game, and was chief executive of Spanish side Real Mallorca until last year.
Maheta Molango is set to be named the new chief executive of the PFA, according to The Times
Molango spent three seasons in English football between 2004 and 2007. He signed for Brighton, before being sent out on loan to Lincoln City, Oldham Athletic and Wrexham.
It is a decision that comes as a surprise, with former PFA chairman Ben Purkiss heavily linked with the role.
Former Everton player and qualified lawyer Gareth Farrelly was also thought to be a promising candidate.
According to The Times, both were interviewed by the panel as part of the process.
The role comes with an annual salary of £500,000. That is considerably lower than that taken home by the outgoing executive Gordon Taylor.
Outgoing Gordon Taylor is preparing to step down from the role which he has held since 1981
Taylor, who held the role since 1981, was earning £2million annually according to the organisation’s most recent accounts. His salary at one point was as high as £2.3m.
After his sacking by Mallorca in February last year, Molango was questioned by Spanish authorities as part of a money-laundering investigation.
However, no charges were ever brought against the 38-year-old.