For the first time in history, a woman becomes the head of the English FA

The functionary took over the leadership of English football.

57-year-old Debbie Hewitt has become the head of the Football Association of England. This was reported by the official press service of the FA. For the first time in the history of the association, which is 157 years old, it will be headed by a woman.

Hewitt previously served as Executive Director of the Royal Automobile Club. She now runs a chain of British restaurants.

Hewitt replaced Greg Clark, who resigned last November. The reason for the resignation was Clark’s statements about black footballers. He called them “colored”.