FA change rules to allow chairman Bernstein to stay beyond 70th birthday
21:53 GMT, 25 September 2012
The Football Association have moved a significant step closer to changing their rules to allow David Bernstein to stay on as chairman beyond his 70th birthday.
Bernstein turns 70 next May and the FA board have agreed to support a move for him to at least stay on for an extra year until after the 2014 World Cup.
That however would require an agreement from the FA shareholders to change the statutes.
Staying put: Bernstein is set to stay on as FA chairman beyond his 70th birthday
A proposal is expected to go forward to allow the chairman to stay beyond the age of 70 but only if they were 69 or under when their final three-year term of office started.
It is understood Bernstein does not have any ambition to go on to stand for a FIFA or UEFA position afterwards.
He will campaign for David Gill, the Manchester United chief executive who is also an FA board member, when he stands for election to UEFA's executive committee next May.
The FA are well aware that Gill's senior position with the most famous club in the world could be a factor for some of the officials from UEFA's 53 member countries who will vote, and Gill and the FA will aim to tackle that issue during the campaign.
At last! Pogba to seal switch to Serie A champions Juventus on July 1
22:20 GMT, 10 May 2012
Transfer tussle: Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba will sign a four-year deal at Juventus on July 1 after deciding against signing a new contract with Manchester United.
The midfielder's decision to quit Old Trafford and head for the newly-crowned Serie A champions was revealed over the weekend, but Juventus will not comment on the move until his United agreement runs out at the end of next month.
Pogba will then officially become a Juventus player on 20,000 a week.
The France Under 19 midfielder's decision was made known in a letter from his agent Mino Raiola to United chief executive David Gill, but there has been no contact between the player and manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The player’s departure brings the long drawn out battle to keep him at United to a controversial conclusion.
Pogba was rated one of the best young products in the club’s academy, which he joined from French outfit Le Havre in 2009. He made his Premier League debut when he came on as a 72nd-minute replacement for Javier Hernandez against Stoke City in January.