Outgoing Burnley chairman Barry Kilby is satisfied that the Turf Moor outfit is in good shape upon his departure.
In February, Kilby announced his decision to stand down after 13 years in charge at the end of the season due to health reasons and his official departure date is Friday.
The Clarets next chairman will be draw from the board of directors, on which Kilby will continue to serve.
"We are now an established club in the upper reaches of the football pyramid and as I look back I feel I am leaving the club in good shape," he told the Clarets' official website.
"People now think of us in terms of being on a par with the big city provincial clubs of England, where we were once classed as a lower-tier club.
"We have bucked the trend and this club remains the one thing about the town that has national recognition. People feel so passionately about it and see the town very much through the eyes of the football club."