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  • A Yahoo! User Oct 5, 2006 16:32 Flag

    Dein named as new chairman of G14 group

    makes you wonder what kind of hold he will have over this group?

    Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has been named the new chairman of the G14 group of European clubs.

    Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are the three English members of the G14 group.

    The G14 represents Europe's richest and most powerful clubs and has fought a long and sometimes bitter struggle with governing body Uefa for improved representation for its members.

    Dein will hold his role with G14 for a year before a new chairman is appointed.

    Dein is hoping he can build good relations with Uefa and Fifa, as G14 clubs look to solve the row over players being released for international duty and the number of games being played in the international calendar.

    "I hope that as chairman of G14 I will be able to build bridges with Uefa and Fifa," Dein told the G14 official website.

    "I want to bring about change harmoniously and constructively. There are issues, such as player release, insurance and the calendar, which remain a source of dissatisfaction for many professional football clubs, not just G14 ones.

    "We think these can be resolved if we all work together. I hope that over the next nine months we can achieve this

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