Savage Returns To Real World

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Ed_ScottishFitba

There are changes ahead at the Caledonian Stadium as Alan Savage has announced his resignation from his role as chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He took on the role less than two years ago when David Sutherland stood down in 2006. Pressure of his other 'real' job has resulted in Savage feeling he would be able to give adequate commitment to the role any longer. He said: "I am sad to be stepping down as I have enjoyed being chairman of Caley Thistle. However the enormous growth in my company, the Orion Group, means that I feel that I cannot devote the time and energy to lead the club for another season. My business is very much about the relationships with our clients and this requires me to travel extensively. There have been many highlights during my time with the club but one that sticks in my mind is the win over Celtic last December. I wish the club every success for the future and will continue to be a keen supporter."

At this stage the club have not made any moves to find a replacement chairman and may wait until the close season before finding the right person to fill Savage's shoes. Graeme Bennett, thevice-chairman and director of football, expressed his "disappointment" at Savage's departure. Bennett said: "
Alan has been a hands-on leader and I have enjoyed working with him immensely. Obviously losing Alan is a major disappointment. The board will take stock of the situation over the remaining weeks of the season and we will announce a successor in due course."

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