In my opinion a CEO is a specific role that sits outside of football department know how. To quote "The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. The CEO’s leadership role also entails being ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s long and short term plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the Company and communicates to the Board on behalf of management. The CEO also communicates on behalf of the Company to shareholders, employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public"
My belief is that this is a management role that should be carried out by a person with experience in that area. I hold my hand up here and admit that I don't know if JM has completed a MBA or appropriate qualification but assuming he has, he still has no experience within the actual role.
I want my team to be identifying the best candidate for the job with a heap of successful credits on their CV. We are still settling into our new found sense of competency as an organisation and I don't think I would be comfortable with a CEO who is constantly thinking "what would my predecessor do?"
It is very easy to confuse the club itself with the football department but at risk of stating the bleeding obvious, what we sell is football so keep the best manufacturers of that (Josh Mahoney) doing that and get someone who can meanwhile run the company using the best possible practices. From a personal perspective, I run my company while my business partner runs production. We have clearly defined roles that allow us to operate with clear targets and objectives.
Your opinion my be different and you are most welcome to it. Go DEES!