Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud steps down from his position

Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud leaves at a time when Sheffield is destined to get relegated from the Premier League

Sheffield United stadium; Credit: Sheffield United Twitter
By Karthik Raman | Apr 17, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Sheffield United chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has resigned from his position owing to personal reasons, the club has announced. The 28-year-old was the Premier League’s youngest chairman when he was appointed in 2019 by his father-in-law, club owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Vice chairman Yusuf Giansiracusa will reportedly take over the role of interim chairman.

“It has been an absolute pleasure and a real privilege to be chairman of this great club and I have always tried to uphold the values of the club and act as a true custodian,” he said in a statement.

Sheffield is currently occupying the last spot on the table with just 14 points. “To say I am disappointed of how things turned out this season is an understatement. I have great faith that we have a bright future and I look forward to seeing everyone back at Bramall Lane in good health and cheering on our Blades.”

Club owner Prince Abdullah said: “On behalf of the board of directors, I offer our thanks to Prince Musaad for his efforts, he has made a valuable contribution to the development of the football club.”

Sheffield United had an impressive 2019-20 season, finishing ninth in the table. But the Blades have struggled to maintain that form in this campaign, managing just 14 points till now. As a result of which last month their manager Chris Wilder left his role after five years in the job. In that period, he had guided them from League One to the Premier League.

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