Former BBC director general Greg Dyke to become chairman of English Football Association

Published March 21, 2013

| Associated Press

The English Football Association is likely to appoint Greg Dyke as its new chairman, nine years after he resigned as BBC director general following a report that the British government embellished intelligence to justify war in Iraq.

The FA board has approved the 65-year-old Dyke to succeed David Bernstein, who is forced to leave the job when he turns 70 in May. Dyke's appointment is subject to approval by the FA council.

Dyke, a former Manchester United director, has been chairman of third-tier club Brentford since 2006.

In 2003, the BBC accused the government of "sexing up" a dossier about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq with information it knew was wrong. Dyke resigned in 2004 after a judicial inquiry criticized the broadcaster's journalistic standards.

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